Concussion Awareness Training
Referees, Instructors, Assessors, Assignors and Administrators
The State of Ohio has enacted legislation mandating that all referees and coaches in youth games go through a training course on concussion awareness. The OSSRC is being proactive and directing that ALL its members take the free, on-line NFHS course (Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know) which can be found at
Upon completion of the above NFHS training you will be given a certificate in a PDF format that you can save to your computer. By saving it in PDF format, you can print the certificate as needed or forward it electronically to league and tournament assignors upon request. All youth leagues and tournaments in which you referee will be required to ensure that you have this certificate.
Your actions as an OSSRC member are:
1. Every referee, instructor, assessor, assignor and/or administrator currently registered with OSSRC must complete the NFHS on-line concussion training program. You are further instructed to save your completed certificate; and be prepared to present it at various youth league and tournament game sites during the upcoming season. NOTE: Your completed Concussion Certificate is viable for 3 years.
2. Instructors of new entry level classes or recertification workshops will require attendees to complete the NFHS on-line concussion training program as part of their training.
Ken Baldeosingh, SRA