It has been reported that some Tournaments in Colorado and Texas are requiring verification of Concussion Training by Coaches and Team Managers of teams desiring to participate in their tournaments.
In view of this information the Land Of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association Board of Directors approved the following at the August 27, 2016 Meeting.
Mandatory Concussion Training.
Effective immediately, 2016-2017 Season "Travel Teams" and "High School Teams".
Coaches and Team Managers of all teams traveling out of state to play hockey will have Completed the Center For Disease Control and Prevention Online Concussion Training and have in the "Team Book" a Copy of the Certificate of Completion along with other required credentials.
Effective at the beginning of the 2017-2018 Season;
All Coaches and Team Mangers of Hockey Teams that are within the Jurisdiction of The Land Of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association are required to complete the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Online Concussion Training and have in the "Team Book" a Copy of the Certificate of Completion along with other required credentials.
USA Hockey requires all affiliates to have a Concussion Mangement Program.
The Land Of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association (LOEAHA) is the USA Hockey Affiliate for the state of New Mexico.
LOEAHA will utilize the resources of USA Hockey (USAH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for it's Concussion Program.
The program that is being utilized by USA Hockey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is known as Heads-Up Hockey.
The state of New Mexico has a Concussion Management Law which was signed on June 1, 2010. The law contains language primarily targeting school athletics programs but very easily could be referenced to all youth sports. The 2015 Legislature addressed concussion management again.
USA Hockey Registered Coaches and Referees are receiving training on concussion recognition and management as a requirement for certification.
The objective of the Land Of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association Concussion Management Program is to educate the parents, players, team managers and other members of our organization and associations.
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