Concussion Awareness

The issues related to concussions and their impact have risen over the past few years as research has shown how serious an issue this can be.  This year all BAYS coaches must take on-line concussion awareness training provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).   We have not mandated this for IM coaches, but have made them aware and will be implementing this as a mandate for future seasons.

The on-line course is available (free of charge) for anyone interested in learning more about concussions.   We suggest that parents take this opportunity to educate themselves on the symptoms of concussions and the appropriate way to monitor them.  You will be surprised as to how many signs there are that most take for granted or simply miss.  The course takes 30-45 minutes to complete.

If a player exhibits symptoms of a concussion (see attached fact sheet) NYS protocol requires the parents to provide written proof that the player has been evaluated by their physician and that the player has been fully cleared to rejoin the team - for practices and games.  It is for the players own welfare that this policy is in place to be sure that he/she is fully recovered and is not showing any signs of a concussion - even a minor one.  Minor concussions are still extremely serious and if a player returns too soon, then further health problems can develop.   

This fact sheet provides you with some basic information about concussions.  Please take the time to print this out, read it, and review it with your children as well.  

Submitting Proof You Have Passed Training

For BAYS Travel Coaches, you must have proof you have taken and passed the concussion training program before you can coach.  Once you have taken and passes the test, send the NYS Registrar proof and you will be provided a coaches sticker for the season.  

Parent Announcements

NYS Night at The Revolution - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Dear NYS families,

This Saturday night is NYS Night at the Revs at 7:30 pm. We are looking forward to a gorgeous night, with clear skies, warm temps and great soccer. Please join us for the event so that you can tailgate with your team and watch the 2ndplace Revs finish the regular season before heading into the playoffs.

You can purchase tickets at use the code:REVOLUTION when purchasing.

We will be sending out tailgate information on Friday for those who purchased tickets, so keep an eye out for the email.

If you have any questions, email me, Debbie Linder,


NYS Intramural (IM) Referee Orientation Program - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Instructor: Steven Aronson

Eligibility: Grades 6 and above. Referees who have previously completed orientation do not need to attend.

Time: Thursday, September 4, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Place: Brown Middle School- on the grass at the edge of the soccer field next to the school building/driveway. In case of rain, we will meet at the Oak Hill Middle School front door and have the class outside under the overhang.

What to bring: A pen or pencil

Questions Regarding IM Referee Orientation Program: