Coaches Resources

California law mandates that all coaches must receive training on concussions. The training may be fulfilled through the free, online course available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Complete this 20-minute online class for FREE from the NFHS and the CIF. 

Coaches should download and print their certificate at the completion of the course.


Coaches shall immediately remove from practice or game competition any athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury and remain out of practice or play for the rest of the day.

Coaches shall not allow an athlete who has been removed from play because of a suspected concussion/brain injury to return to play until the athlete has received written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of brain injuries.

Additional Resources

CDC - Heads up:  Concussion in High School Sports

Fact Sheet For Coaches

4658 Duckhorn Drive - Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 239-4477 Fax: (916) 239-4478 E-mail:

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