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Jul, 2021

All Coaches & Volunteers

All coaches need to do their background check, SafeSport training, and read the Concussion information below in order to be approved to coach.  The approval process can take a while so the sooner all of this is completed the better. 

Link for Background check: upload picture of state identification

Online Registration - Login (sportsaffinity.com)

Link for SafeSport (this is a 90 minute course):
http://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095-82fc8c8c4c41

For SafeSport you will need to create a login and contact Valley Premier for an access code.  Once complete, download the certificate to your computer. You need to log into Sports Affinity on the link above to upload the certificate into your profile.

Concussion Information

In 2013 Oregon Legislature adopted SB 721. The legislation imposes requirements that affect all OYSA member clubs. The law requires OYSA member clubs to take action to educate coaches, parents, and players over 12 years of age about concussions. The law further requires coaches to take action when one of their players shows signs or symptoms of a concussion.
 
Find Concussion documentation in the sidebar.

Concussion Facts

  • Concussion is a brain injury that alters the way your brain functions.
  • Concussions can occur from a blow to the head/body; contact with the ground, ball or another player
  • Most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness (“Passing out”).
  • Severity of injury depends on many factors and is not known until symptoms resolve and brain function is back to normal
  • All concussions are not created equally. Each player is different, each injury is different, and your team medical staff should evaluate all injuries.
  • Follow the “Rules of the Game” this will limit and decrease these types of injuries

Concussion Symptoms

Different symptoms can occur and may not show up for several days. Common symptoms include:
  • Headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Double/Fuzzy vision
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Nausea
  • Slow-reaction time
  • Amnesia/Difficulty remembering
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Feeling sluggish, foggy or groggy
  • Feeling more emotional than usual
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances

Concussion Consequences

  • Don’t “play through” a concussion. There can be consequences.
  • Look out for your teammates and never ignore symptoms even if they appear mild. Tell your athletic trainer, team physician, coach and parents if you think you or a teammate may have a concussion.
  • Practicing or playing while still experiencing symptoms may prolong the time it takes to recover and return to playing soccer.
  • Repetitive brain injury, when not managed promptly and properly, may lead to long term injury.
  • Your brain is one of the most vital organs in your body and symptoms may worsen with physical or mental exertion (e.g. computer and cell phone use, loud music or tv.).
  • Concussions “ARE” treatable — they should be managed under the supervision of your physician.