Concussion Education Requirements for NGS Coaches

(1) Annually (in the fall), ALL Head and Assistant Coaches in the NGS Travel Program are required to complete an online concussion training program.  The courses are highly recommended for coaches in the City and Juniors Programs.

  • Select one of two recommended courses: CDC Heads Up Course or NFHS Concussion Course (requires registration)
  • At the end of the training session, answer questions to obtain a certificate of completion.  Type your name on the certificate, then save and print the pdf file.  Note: once you log out your information will NOT be saved at the CDC site.
  • Send the completed certificate to Marysol at If you have trouble saving the certificate please print it, take a picture with your cell phone and send the photo in an email to Seth.  Please remember to print a copy for your records.
  • Certificates must be received before any coach can work with their team. Coaches will not be issued a coach’s card or current season BAYS sticker if they have not submitted a copy of the certificate. The certification will be good for the upcoming fall and spring seasons only. Previously completed certificates are no longer valid!

(2) Distribute CDC Concussion Information Sheet and CDC FACT Sheet for Parents to the parents prior to the start of the season even if you handed them out last season.

(3) Review the CDC Fact Sheet for Athletes with all players prior to the start of each season.

(4) Review the CDC Coaches FACT Sheet.  NGS will follow the CDC guidelines for any player suspected of having a concussion.

(5) Consider using the Heads Up App.  The Heads Up app will help you learn how to spot and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.

If you have any questions, please contact Marysol Masse-Makimura via email at