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Assessments & Draft

March 23 - Assessments for 9U - 14U

Rec Coaches will not be completing the assessments of the Rec players.  You are certainly welcome to attend as an observer.  ALL players are REQUIRED to attend assessments to determine skill set. Players not assessed will be placed on teams via a BLIND LOTTERY DRAW - they will NOT be draft eligible. 

March 30 - Drafts for 9U - 14U - COACHES ONLY NO PLAYERS ALLOWED

Will take place after the Coaches Clinic.  If you are unable to attend, you may send your Assistant Coach in your place.  All players should be contacted by you via email or phone call no later than April 1.

Concussion Training / Background Check

Coaches,

Before holding your first practice you will need to complete the Concussion Heads Up Training Course.  Either print out or take a photo of the certificate (after you download it) send electronically to your Commissioner.
    

You will also need to pass a Background check before your first practice.  The link will be emailed to you by the Director once your Coaching position has been confirmed by your Commissioner.

Concussion Awareness Act

On April 14th, 2012, Governor Heineman signed into law LB260, the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act. On July 1, 2012, the Concussion Awareness Act became law. All public, private, and parochial schools as well as all organized youth sports sponsored by villages, cities, businesses or non-profit organizations for children ages 19 and under are required to offer training regarding concussions to coaches.

The law passed by the Nebraska State Legislature has three requirements:

  1. Education: All coaches, youth athletes, and their parent or guardian must be provided with education about the risks and symptoms of concussion and how to seek proper medical attention.
  2. Removal from Play: Under any reasonable suspicion of concussion, coaches will remove youth athletes from play.
  3. Return to Play: Youth athletes will not be allowed to return to play including games, scrimmages, and practices of any kind, until written approval from an appropriate licensed healthcare professional AND the youth's parent or guardian is obtained. Licensed healthcare professional may be a physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner nurse, athletic trainer, neuropsychologist, or any licensed healthcare worker in Nebraska who is specifically trained in pediatric traumatic brain injury.

Changing the Culture of Concussion Starts With You!

By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive – both on and off the playing field.

Once you complete the training and quiz, you will be able to download the certificate.  Then either print it out or take a photo of it and send electronically to your Commissioner.

HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training

HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Coaches