IMPORTANT: As of September 1, 2017 the instructions below only pertain to U16/19 Coaches.
Concussion Training and Awareness
On January 1, 2017, California Assembly Bill 2007 took effect statewide. Please see the link below for the full text of Assembly Bill No. 2007:
Coach Concussion Training
Pursuant to California Assembly Bill 2007, which took effect January 1, 2017 all coaches in Cal North will now be required to take an online, annual concussion training course through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) training link found at:
After you click on the link to get to the “Heads Up” page; click on the purple button that says “more” and that will take you to the start page for the course. Then click on “launch the course”.
This course takes 30 minutes and is filled with useful health information. All head and assistant coaches must print copies of the completion certificate. One is to be kept by the coach, and the other is to be given to the appropriate Age Group Coordinator. Please note that the coach will not be given player passes or be allowed to coach a game (for those age groups that do not use player passes) until both the coach and assistant coach’s completion certificate has been given to the AGC.
Parent/Player Concussion Awareness
Cal North and Cal North Leagues are now required to provide parents and players with information from the Center for Disease Control in regards to concussions. You can find that information on the Cal North website by following the links below:
- For parents:http://calnorth.org/app/uploads/2017/02/Parents-Concussion.pdf
- For players:http://calnorth.org/app/uploads/2017/02/Athletes-Concussion.pdf
All parents and players currently participating in soccer related activities on a Cal North sanctioned team, must review the information above and sign the document. NOTE: this process will be completed during your online registration process. You do not need to print a hard copy of the document.