ATTENTION: MRA Players + Parents + Coaches + Trainers + Officials
RE: Rowan’s Law Implementation / Mandatory Annual Review of Concussion Awareness Resources
A concussion is a brain injury. It can be caused by an impact to the head, face or neck or a blow to the body which causes a sudden jolting of the head. The movement of the brain inside the skull causes the injury to the brain. It can cause physical symptoms such as headaches and dizziness, cognitive symptom such as confusion and difficulty concentrating or even emotional or sleep-related symptoms.
The Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules came into effect on July 1, 2019. After that date, sport organization must not register athletes under 26 years of age* into a sport activity unless they, as well as their parent (for athletes under 18), provide confirmation that they have reviewed the relevant Concussion Awareness Resources within the previous twelve months.
* Exception: A sport organization that is a University, College of Applies Arts and Technology or other Post-Secondary Institution must not register any athlete irrespective of age unless the same requirements are met.
Sport organizations must also not allow coaches, team trainers and officials to serve as a coach, team trainer or official for or in respect of the sport organization unless they provide confirmation that they have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources, every year.
The MRA requires that ALL Players + Parents + Coaches + Trainers + Officials read the relevant CONCUSSION AWARENESS RESOURCES. Before your registration form can be submitted, you must indicate that you have reviewed the relevant Concussion Awareness Materials.
Ontario Government Concussion Awareness Resources that must be reviewed prior to registration:
AGES 10 and Under
Ages 15 and Up
POSTER: Hit. Stop. Sit. poster.
Other Important Concussion Resources
RO Medical Clearance Letter for Concussions
Reporting Injuries and Concussions
Both Injury and Concussion forms are sent directly to RO.
Parachute Canada Resources (Organization dedicated to injury prevention)