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.

For more information, visit: http://www.michigan.gov/sportsconcussion


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 and a parent or guardian of the youth athlete acknowledging receipt of the educational materials on the signs/symptoms and consequences of concussions below:

Parent/Guardian and Athlete Concussion Acknowledgement Form

Before participating in an Ann Arbor Ultimate event, all youth (under age 18 on the start date/first game) athletes must provide a signed copy of the preceding form. Signed forms may be scanned/photographed and sent to directors@annarborultimate.org. Alternatively, a youth athlete may bring the signed form to the event and give it to either the event organizer or their team captain. Ann Arbor Ultimate keeps record of all forms collected, so you will only have to do this once.

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. In order to assume one or more of the above roles, Ann Arbor Ultimate collects certificates provided upon completion of these courses. Volunteers are only required to complete the training once.

Please follow the appropriate link below for either youth or high school sports training. These trainings should only take about 30 minutes to complete. Please be sure to print or save the certificate that is offered at the end of the training session and email it to directors@annarborultimate.org.

Youth Sports Training

CDC "Heads Up" Concussion In Youth Sports

High School Sports Training

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)Training


Last Updated: October 19th, 2017