Concussion Awareness Course
To help minimize the risk of concussion related injuries, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is now requiring all coaches to take the National Federation of State High School Associations’ free online course “Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know.” This course provides critical information designed to minimize the risk of serious consequences due to concussions. The Mayor and Council of Paramus, along with its’ Recreation Commission, believe that it is important that all Paramus Recreation Coaches become informed and aware of the proper precautions to take to keep our athletes safe.
A second course that is also worthwhile is “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention.”
Take the Course
Starting with the Paramus Recreation Commission’s Fall Programs of 2013, all coaches must take the online concussion course and at the conclusion print out the certificate and drop it off at the Recreation Office. Coaches will not be allowed to coach until this requirement has been met, no exceptions.
Coaches and parents alike can access these free NFHS courses online. In order to complete the course, you must create an account which will allow you to manage your courses and access your certificates of completion. If you are asked for a “Primary Position,” you should enter “Coach” and “Paramus Recreation Commission.”
View the Parmus Board of Education's policy on concussions and head injuries (PDF).