Concussion Law

Wisconsin State Statute 118.293

The law requires all youth athletic organizations to educate coaches, athletes, and parents on the risks of concussions and head injuries. The law further prohibits participation in a youth activity until the athlete and parent or guardian has returned a signed agreement sheet indicating they have reviewed the concussion and head injury informational materials. The law requires immediate removal of an individual from a youth athletic activity if symptoms indicate a possible concussion has been sustained. A person who has been removed from a youth athletic activity because of a determined or suspected concussion or head injury, may not participate again until he or she is evaluated by a health care provider and receives written clearance from the health care provider to return to the activity.

“At the beginning of a season for a youth athletic activity, the person operating the youth athletic activity shall distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to each person who will be coaching that youth athletic activity and to each person who wishes to participate in that youth athletic activity. No person may participate in a youth athletic activity unless the person returns the information sheet signed by the person and, if he or she is under the age of 19, by his or her parent or guardian.”

In compliance with Wisconsin State Statute 118.293, Junior Hilltoppers Sports Clubs, Inc. will make available its Concussion and Head Injury Information Sheet for players and their parent(s)/ guardian(s) during its online registration process. A PDF of the Information Sheet will also be emailed to you upon completion of registration. The parent/ guardian will also acknowledge that he/she has received, and agrees to, the policies outlined in the Concussion and Head Injury Information Sheet during the online registration process.