Sports Safety

Youth Sport Concussion Laws in Virginia

In July 2011 Virginia implemented the Youth Sport Safety Act in the Code of Virginia §22.1-271.5 that required all schools to develop policies and procedures pertaining to the education of coaches, parents and athletes, handling of suspected concussions among student-athletes and return to play protocol. These policies and procedures are required to be based on guidelines developed by the Virginia Board of Education. Click here to view the guidelines.