Sports Medicine

UPDATE to Youth Sports Concussion Act

On November 20, 2015, Governor Rauner signed into law SB 219, which delays implementation of the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act (SB 07) for IHSA member schools until the 2016-17 school year. The IHSA will continue to make information available regarding implementation to member schools, and ISBE will also provide resources over the coming months. As a reminder, information regarding Return to Play and Return to Learn can be found here.

In early 2016, the revised IHSA Concussion Course for coaches will be available in the IHSA Schools Center. The new law stipulates that all coaches and licensed officials will be required to complete the course, or another one approved by IHSA, no later than September 1, 2016. Once the IHSA course is available, schools and officials will be notified. Individuals with questions can contact Kurt Gibson at the IHSA Office.

Gatorade Announces AT Grant Opportunity

One of the IHSA’s corporate partners, Gatorade, has been working with the NATA and the NFL Foundation on an SSAT grant initiative to help schools get the funding they need for an Athletic Trainer program. Any school that is interested in exploring this possibility of receiving up to $50,000, can access for program details.

Sports Medicine update – Youth Sports Concussion Act (Public Act 099-0245)

On August 3rd, 2015, Governor Rauner signed into law SB 07 (Public Act 99-245).  The legislation focuses primarily on concussion management at the middle school/junior high school and high school levels. The legislation amends the School Code and is a requirement for all schools... Read More


Heat Acclimatization Brochure Available

Concussion Risk Program

View the IHSA concussion presentation (NOTE:  this presentation is NOT the presentation required for all high school coaches to view.  This presentation is designed for students and the general public.  High School coaches must complete the concussion education program found in the IHSA Schools Center.  Coaches with questions about their School Center log-in – or coaches without a Schools Center log-in – should contact their school administration.)

Illinois High School Association Sports Medicine

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Gatorade products are approved by IHSA to be consumed by Illinois high school athletes.