Concussion Awareness (Chatham Ringette)

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NOTICE TO ALL CHATHAM RINGETTE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY



RE: CONCUSSION SAFETY AND EDUCATION

Please be informed of the new policy from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport regarding ROWAN'S LAW. The final regulation is currently available for print or download at RINGETTE ONTARIO, as well as www.Ontario.ca/concussions.
 

OVERVIEW


As of July 1st, 2019, Ringette Ontario associations/teams must not register athletes under the age of 26 years of age (**with the exception of University/College/Post-Secondary) in Ringette activities unless they receive confirmation from the athlete and their parents/guardian (if under 18 years of age) that they have reviewed the Minister approved Concussion Awareness Resources within the previous 12-months. 

Between July 1st, but no later than October 15th, 2019, Ringette Ontario associations/teams must not permit individuals to serve as coaches, officials and team trainers in Ringette activities that includes any athlete under 26 years of age**, unless the individual gives Ringette Ontario association/teams confirmation in the calendar year, but before the first time they serve in that position in the year, that they have reviewed the Minister approved Concussion Awareness Resources within 12 months before the confirmation is given.

This law also requires all registered players under the age of 26 (including parents for players under the age of 18), as well as all coaches, trainers and officials to sign their designated sports Concussion Code of Conduct.



***ACTION REQUIRED (2 STEPS)***


STEP 1 -IMMEDIATELY

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW ROWAN'S LAW, PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE 2019/20 SEASON...

ALL players under the age of 26 
ALL parents of players under the age of 18  
ALL registered bench staff of teams with players under the age of 26
ALL On-Ice Assistants supporting U19 and younger teams

... MUST FIRST REVIEW THE MINISTER APPROVED CONCUSSION AWARENESS RESOURCES. AGE-APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: 



ONCE YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE APPROPRIATE MINISTRY APPROVED CONCUSSION AWARENESS RESOURCE...

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE CONCUSSION AWARENESS MATERIALS. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ACKNOWLEGEMENT.




STEP 2 - PRIOR TO OCTOBER 15TH 2019*

In accordance with the new law, RINGETTE ONTARIO has established a Concussion Policy and Concussion Code of Conduct (for Athletes, and Bench Staff), that satisfies the requirements set out in the regulations. The policy and codes of conduct addresses Responsibilities, Concussion Management Guidelines, Removal-From-Sport & Return-to-Play Guidelines and a Summary of Reporting Obligations. 

PRIOR TO STEPPING ON THE ICE FOR THE 2019/20 SEASON... 

ALL players under the age of 26 
ALL parents of players under the age of 18  
ALL registered bench staff of teams with players under the age of 26 

... ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN THE RO ATHLETE AND/OR BENCH STAFF CONCUSSION CODE OF CONDUCT. A COPY OF THESE DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE TO DOWNLOAD (PRINT, SIGN AND SUBMIT THE CONCUSSION CODE OF CONDUCT)
:


RO Concussion Policy

RO Code of Conduct (Concussion) – Athlete

RO Code of Conduct (Concussion) – Bench Staff

ADDITIONAL SPORT INJURY AND CONCUSSION RESOURCES


NOTE:
 PLAYERS AND BENCH STAFF WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE OR ON A BENCH AFTER OCTOBER 15TH WITHOUT SUBMITTING A SIGNED CONCUSSION CODE OF CONDUCT



HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SIGNED CONCUSSION CODE OF CONDUCT?

For Regional and Provincial players (Youth and Adult), submit copies of your signed code of conduct to your team manager. 
For those enrolled in Youth House League, please submit to the House League Coordinator
For those enrolled in Adult House League, please submit to the CRA Registrar.

These documents will be retained by the CRA Registrar. 


If you have any questions about Rowan’s Law, Concussions, or CRA registration requirements, please contact Chatham Ringette Association.

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