Beginning in the fall of 2011, Virginia Code 22.1-271.5 requires all student-athletes and a parent complete an annual concussion education program.
Concussion Education is Required for all Student- Athletes and One Parent
It is up to each school district to develop a program, implement it, and track each student-athlete’s and parent’s participation.
The Fairfax County Public Schools Athletic Training Program has devised an online presentation that will fulfill this requirement for the county’s 25 high schools and 20,000+ athletes.
See the presentation here: fcps.edu/supt/activities/atp/health/concussion/ceov_program.shtml
Each student-athlete and their parent/guardian must complete this program before the first day of practice or try-outs. It is not necessary to view the presentation multiple times if a student-athlete participates in multiple seasons and parents/guardians need to complete the program only once for all of the children in their household.
Parents may also visit the Center for Disease Control’s website for more information and handouts regarding concussions at www.cdc.gov/concussioninyouthsports.
You may also receive more information by contacting W.T. Woodson's Athletic Trainer:
-Kelly Fickes - KFickes@fcps.edu - 703-503-4688