“It is a policy of Soccer South Bay Referee Association that no player with a concussion and/or displaying concussion-like symptoms will be allowed to play in any match in which SSBRA referees have been assigned to officiate by SSBRA. If a player suffers an injury that appears to have the potential to cause a concussion, and/or if, in the opinion of the referee, the player has concussion-type symptoms, then the referee will ensure that the player does not participate any further in that match, nor, as far as is in his/her power, in any other match played that day. SSBRA referees will complete a USSF match report to document the incident and submit that report to SSBRA within 48 hours of the match.”

SSBRA utilizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Concussion training materials for youth and high school sports to insure all SSBRA members are aware of concussion protocols.  SSBRA requires its members to read and understand the information on the Concussion “Brain Injury Basics” sub-links on the CDC Concussion site to meet its Concussion training policy.

By providing availability to work SSBRA assigned matches, members of the Association are affirming that they have read and understand the SSBRA policy in regards to Concussions as listed herein.