New AYSO Participation Release Form Available
In response to state legislation and AYSO's National Policy on concussions, a revised Participation Release Form is now available on AYSO.org. This form is to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian of a player who suffers a serious injury - including a concussion or an illness requiring medical treatment.
The parent/guardian must sign the Participation Release Form before the player can be allowed to return to any AYSO activities, including practices and games. If the injury was a concussion, a signed medical release is also required in some states.
All parents must be encouraged to seek medical treatment and a medical release in the event a player is suspected to have suffered from a concussion. The AYSO/CDC Coach Action Plan outlines the steps all coaches should take.
For more details, visit AYSO.org's concussion channel.