Ann Arbor Ultimate

Concussion Compliance

A concussion is a brain injury, caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that can have serious consequences. It can occur in any sport or recreational activity. On June 30th, 2013, a law went into effect in the State of Michigan that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity. Below, you can find information on how this effects you and what steps Ann Arbor Ultimate is taking to comply.

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Youth and High School Ultimate Athletes

Ann Arbor Ultimate, in compliance with Michigan state law, is required to obtain a statement signed by each youth athlete (i.e. under age 18 on the start date/first game) and a parent or guardian of the youth athlete acknowledging receipt of the educational materials on the signs/symptoms and consequences of concussions.

This acknowledgement form is required to be sumbitted prior to particpation in any Ann Arbor Ultimate event. A completed scan or photo of the form can be be submitted in either of two ways:

  1. Send an email to attaching a scan or photo of the completed form (be sure to include name of youth athlete)
  2. Submit the form via a Google Form (Google Account required)

Youth athletes are only required to submit this acknowledgement once.

Additionally, if a youth athlete is suspected to have sustained a concussion, the coach or other adult employed by, volunteering for, or acting on behalf of Ann Arbor Ultimate shall immediately remove the athlete from physical participation. The youth athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion is not allowed to return to any physical activity until they have been evaluated by an appropriate health professional and must receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional authorizing return to physical activity.

Coaches, Captains, and Volunteers

In order to meet the requirements of the law, all coaches, captains, volunteers, and other adults who are involved with a youth athletic activity must complete one of the concussion awareness online training courses listed below. Ann Arbor Ultimate collects certificates provided upon completion of these courses. Volunteers are only required to complete the training once.

There are two eligible trainings listed below. These trainings take about 30 minutes to complete. Upon completion of a chosen course, a PDF or screenshot of the certificate of completion must be submitted to

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Last Updated: October 16th, 2023