Every year, athletes under 26, parents of an athlete under 18, and coaches must review one of Ontario’s Official Concussion Awareness Resources before registering with KE.
Once you have reviewed the information, you will be asked to sign a “KE Concussion Code of Conduct” to verify you have abided by the law.
The law was created after an athlete, Rowan Stinger, passed away after receiving multiple concussions in short succession. Known as “second impact syndrome”, if the brain is not given time to heal between major hits, it can become fatal. This was a preventable injury, as such Ontario has taken steps to ensure athletes and parents are aware on the signs/symptoms of a concussion to ensure this instance is not repeated.