Cal South recognizes the need for increased awareness about concussions, head injuries and brain trauma. In order for Cal South to be compliant with State of California Assembly Bill No. 2007, new procedures have been implemented that require on a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet to be signed and returned by the athlete and athlete’s parent or guardian before the athlete’s initiating practice or competition. These provisions apply to athletes participating in youth sports organizations, as defined to include organizations, businesses, nonprofit entities, or local governmental agencies that sponsor or conduct amateur sports competitions, training, camps, or clubs in which persons 17 years of age or younger participate.

The links below ensure compliance and also provide additional information and resources for all Cal South members. Please familiarize yourself with the documents below, begining with the Cal South Concussion Information Fact Sheet for Parents which is required reading and completion as of June 1, 2017.

Cal South Concussion Information Fact Sheet for Parents (REQUIRED)
Hoja de Informacion de Cal South Para Padres, Sobre Conmociones Cerebrales (OBLIGATORIO)
Tutorial on how to sign the Cal South Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents (PDF)
California Legislature Assembly Bill No. 2007 - [LINK] • [PDF]

Cal South Concussion & US Soccer PDI Webinar Video Presentation (VIDEO)
Cal South Concussion & US Soccer PDI Webinar (Powerpoint PDF)
Resumen de Conmociones Cerebrales e Iniciativas de la Federacion de Futbol de EEUU (PDF Powerpoint)




HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training - HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) HEADS UP Concussion Resources:

National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) - National Federation of High Schools has partnered with the Center of Disease Control (CDC) to offer Concussion in Sports courses. Your admins can create a profile within that website and will quickly be able to order a course. It is free of cost and can be started right away. Their certificate will always remain within that account and can be printed as well. An added feature to this website is the ability to order this free course for others to take. At that point you can then monitor their progress and view when they have completed it.

US Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDIs) & Birth Year Matrix

Cal South PDIs - Season At A Glance

Recognize to Recover Campaign by US Soccer

Cal South Staff Contacts
For additional information or inquires related to concussion requirements, please contact Administrative Services at 714-778-2972 or at For additional information or inquires related to the Player Development Initiatives, please contact Steve Hoffman at (805) 331-1522 or at, or submit questions to