Zackery Lystedt Law Compliance
Washington Youth Soccer Associations and Clubs
Shall adopt policies for the management of concussions in youth soccer. Shall ensure that all coaches (paid or volunteer) are educated in the nature and risk of concussions prior to the first practice/competition. This education shall include signs and symptoms of concussions. Resources for this education are available below in both English and Spanish. Shall annually require all players and the parent(s)/guardian(s) of those players to sign and return an informed consent form relating to the nature and risk of concussions. This information sheet shall include the signs and symptoms of concussions and can be found by clicking here. Shall ensure that any player showing signs or symptoms of concussion is removed from participation/competition immediately, and not allowed to return to play until they have written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion.Shall submit a Compliance Statement for HB 1824, Youth Sports-Head Injury Polices to the School District when using School District facilities along with proof of insurance. Click here for the compliance form.
Shall be educated as to the nature and risk of concussion including continuing to play after concussion or head injury. This education shall include signs and symptoms of concussions. Education materials are available below at no charge.Shall educate their athletes on the signs and symptoms of concussion and encourage athletes to notify a coach if they or a teammate exhibits those signs or symptoms.Shall immediately remove from participation/competition any athlete who is suspected of sustaining concussion. Shall not allow an athlete who has been removed from play because of a suspected concussion to return to play until the athlete has received written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion.
Shall annually review, sign and return to the Washington Youth Soccer Club in which their child plays for, an informed consent form on concussion prior to the youth athlete's initiating practice or competition. This informed consent form can be found by clicking here.
Shall annually review, sign and return to the Washington Youth Soccer Club in which they play for, an informed consent sheet on concussion prior to initiating practice or competition. Athletes are encouraged to notify a coach if they or a teammate exhibit signs or symptoms of a concussion.
Licensed Health Care Providers
What licensed health care providers are trained in the evaluation and treatment of concussion and authorized to allow the athlete to return to play?
- Medical Doctors (MD)
- Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
- Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
- Physicians Assistant (PA)
- Licensed Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC)
Research is currently being done to determine which other licensed health care providers may have sufficient training to qualify to authorize return to play. Washington Youth Soccer will update Associations, Clubs and our website resources.