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All registrants must  read and understand important information about Concussions.  Please read the information below and return to registration to acknowledge.

     Concussions are one of the most commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreational activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as three million nine hundred thousand sports-related and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. A concussion is caused by a blow or motion to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. The risk of catastrophic injuries or death are significant when a concussion or head injury is not properly evaluated and managed.

     (b) Concussions are a type of brain injury that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Concussions can occur in any organized or unorganized sport or recreational activity and can result from a fall or from players colliding with each other, the ground, or with obstacles. Concussions occur with or without loss of consciousness, but the vast majority occurs without loss of consciousness.

     (c) Continuing to play with a concussion or symptoms of head injury leaves the young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury and even death.

     The Montana law is found as a part of the Education Law in Chapter 7 on School Instruction and Special Programs and Part 13 Protection of Youth Athletes of the Montana Code Annotated (MCA 20-7-1301 through 20-7-1304). Sections 20-7-1301 through 20-7-1303, extends the law to nonpublic schools and youth athletic organizations offering organized youth athletic activities and became effective October 1, 2017.

     The Montana Law may be cited as “Protection and Wellness of Youth”. The law defines youth athlete as an individual who actively participates in an organized youth activity.  “Organized youth athletic activity” means an athletic activity sponsored by a school or school district, nonpublic school, or youth athletic organization. “Youth Athletic Organization means any entity that organizes or sponsors an organized youth athletic activity.  Each school district, nonpublic school, or youth athletic organization offering organized youth athletic activities is required to adopt policies and procedures to inform coaches, officials, youth athletes and parents of the nature and risks associated with head injury and concussions. 

     Each youth athlete and a parent are required to sign an information form each year prior to participation in athletic activity. 
Coaches and officials are required to undergo annual training. 

     A coach, trainer or official shall remove a youth athlete in any organized youth athletic activity from play when exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion.  A youth athlete removed from play may not return to organized athletic activity until concussion related signs, symptoms and behaviors are no longer present and written clearance from a licensed health care provider is received indicating that the youth athlete has been evaluated and is capable of safely resuming participation.

     A person acting in an individual capacity and not on behalf of the state or any political subdivision of the state who volunteers to assist with an organized youth athletic activity is not liable for civil damages arising out of an act or omission relating to the requirements of 20-7-1301 through 20-7-1304. This subsection (2) (b) does not apply to liability for willful or wanton misconduct.

The text of the MCA 20-7-1301 through MCA 20-7-1304 is available online at (Montana Law effective until 10/1/2017:

The following website offers additional information regarding Montana concussion law:

Concussion Fact Sheets

1.  Concussion Fact Sheets:
Athlete Concussion Sheet

Parent Concussion Sheet

2.  Coaches Concussion Information and other resources can be found under our COACHES tab.
*All Coaches MUST take the CDC Heads Up Concussion Training Course.
CDC Concussion Training for Coaches

Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches

Player Wellness & Communicable Disease

Mount Jumbo Westside Little League will follow all recommended safety and Covid protocols. 

We ask League participants and volunteers to contribute to successful, healthy seasons by taking simple, common sense steps to minimize the spread of illness among our teams, volunteers and families.  We ask our participants and volunteers to support safety and Covid protocols.
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