SMSA Concussion Code of Conduct
UpdatedSunday February 2, 2020 bySMSA.
Stittsville Minor Softball
Concussion Code of Conduct
In accordance with Rowan’s Law, Stittsville Minor Softball (“SMSA”) is required to confirm that they have reviewed the Concussion Awareness Resources at this website www.Ontario.ca/concussions before that participant can register/participate in a sport.
Code of Conduct
I will help prevent concussions by my commitment to:
- Wearing the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly;
- Respecting the rules of my sport or activity; and
- My commitment to fair play and respect for all* (respecting other athletes, coaches, team trainers and officials).
I will care for my and others health and safety by taking concussions seriously, and I understand that:
- A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects;
- A blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion; and
- A person doesn’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
I will commit to:
- Report any possible concussion received during participation in SMSA to a designated person;
- Recognizing a concussion or possible concussion and the reporting to a designated person when an individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion;
- Sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of a removal from sport with the Player’s school and other sport organization with which the player has registered;
- Sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of a concussion that have occurred outside of participation in SMSA to a designated person with your/individual’s Team;
- Complete Injury Report Forms in a timely manner and ensure they are submitted to the Member;
- Give commitment to providing opportunities before and after each training, practice and competition to enable participants to discuss potential issues related to concussions; and
- Maintain an open dialogue with all athletes and participants (and parents/guardians in cases of minors) about their health and any signs and symptoms of concussion they may experience.
Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness
The Government of Canada offers a Concussion Awareness e-booklet and this e-booklet will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe, whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator.
These resources can be found at the following URL:
You can download and print the appropriate age group(s) for reference.
Ages 10 & Under Info Booklet
Ages 11 to 14 Info Booklet
Ages 15 & Up Info Booklet