May 23, 2017

Developed by
Chris Carcerano

CAHA Concussion Information Page

In February, 2017, the CAHA concussion protocol was adopted by the Pacific District for all affiliates. The process for CAHA leagues and member oranizations has not changed.

In the 2012-13 season, CAHA became the first affiliate of USA Hockey to implement state-wide concussion protocol.

This mandatory protocol is a critical component of CAHA's commitment to keeping our athletes safe. The protocol mirrors Assembly Bill 25, which mandates concussion evaluations for all public school athletes in the state of California when a concussion is suspected.

We are all responsible for athlete safety. Educating CAHA’s membership is also important - athletes, coaches, parents, managers, volunteers and leadership need to understand the importance of being able to recognize the symptoms of a concussion and to take the appropriate next steps.

The CAHA Concussion Acknowledgement Form

The CAHA Concussion Acknowledgement Forms are a requirement for all CAHA athletes. They may be signed or acknowledged as part of an electronic or paper LOI registration process.


The CAHA Concussion Clearance and Return to Play Protocol

The CAHA Concussion Clearance and Return to Play Protocol form must be use each time an athlete is removed from participation for a concussion evaluation. This form should be completed by the medical professional treating the athlete, and kept in the athlete’s club records once they are cleared to resume participation.

CAHA_Concussion Clearance Form_Rev 2017.pdf

The CAHA Concussion Chronicles Newsletter, Articles and Athlete Stories

CAHA’s concussion committee publishes an electronic newsletter to its membership, along with informative articles and athlete stories. If you are not receiving these emails, please contact: and request to be added to the list.

Jan 5 newsletter_final approved.pdf

My Story Daniel Battaglia.pdf

CAHA Concussion in USAH Magazine.pdf

Educational Materials

CAHA_Top Concussion Misconceptions rev 0117.pdf

Concussion Education_Heads Up_ Jan 2017.pdf

concussion fact sheet_coaches.pdf

concussion fact sheet_parents.pdf


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