Sports Medicine

Authorized Concussion Education Providers

In accordance with the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act, the Illinois High School Association is pleased to announce the organizations listed below have been authorized to provide concussion education for coaches and/or game officials. These organizations have submitted materials regarding their programs to the IHSA, and the IHSA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee has reviewed the curriculum and determined it meets the requirements of the law. Individuals who complete a training from any of the organizations below need to provide proof of completion to their school (if the person is an athletic coach) or the IHSA (if the person is a licensed official).

Approved Providers

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (approved 6.1.16)
Contact: 847-954-7653
Brian Robinson: brobinson@ibji.com
Kelly Trainor: ktrainor@ibji.com


NOTE: The Illinois Bone and Joint Institute is offering a one day workshop on concussion education that will also meet the requirements of the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act. Click here for details and registration information.

New Concussion Education Program available for Coaches and Officials

The IHSA is excited to announce that its member schools and licensed officials can now access the association’s most recent concussion education program. The program is available in both the IHSA School and Official Centers. Completion of the program for athletic/activity coaches and licensed officials is a requirement of the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act and must be completed by September 1, 2016. The IHSA has provided member schools with information about the law during the current school year, and a link to the entire law can be found in the release just below this one (“Update to Youth Sports Concussion Act”). To help schools and officials in their understanding of some of the law’s requirements, the IHSA has put together the FAQ document below.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act FAQ.


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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