Concussion Awareness

The Perth United Soccer Club follows the
Ontario Soccer Concussion Protocol

and Rowan’s Law as directed by the Province of Ontario

Requirements for Sport Organizations

Ontario is a national leader in concussion management and prevention. Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to:

  1. ensure that athletes under 26 years of age,* parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources
  2. establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention
  3. establish a Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol

The new rules requiring the review of Concussion Awareness Resources and Concussion Codes of Conduct came into effect on July 1, 2019.

The rules for removal-from-sport and return-to-sport protocols are expected to be in place by July 1, 2020.

Read more about the concussion requirements for sport organizations

concussions

SCAT

The FIFA SCAT is recognised worldwide as an excellent tool for the identification of concussions and the subsequent steps required in returning a player to full activity. The FIFA SCAT is assessed quadrennial by the FIFA Medical Committee as they gather data and monitor trends on concussions globally. The latest version of the SCAT is known as SCAT 3. Coaches are strongly recommended to familiarize themselves with the FIFA SCAT 3

A more simplified, easy to print out tool:
Pocket CONCUSSION RECOGNITION TOOL –Click Here

The following are links to more information:

Ontario Soccer’s Concussion Policy

Click Here to read more on the Ontario Soccer’s information on concussions (Helpful Resources During Recovery).

Play Safe Resources: Developing a Concussion Policy

National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) Making Headway Program