Category Archives: Board of Control

In-House Concussion Tracking to Replace RIO

In-House Concussion Tracking to Replace RIO

At the request of many athletic administrators and ATCs, the CIAC has created its own in-house system for the tracking of concussions received by student-athletes in practices and games. Reports may be submitted either via the Online Eligibility Center (by clicking on the “View/Submit Athletic Concussion Reports” button on the “General” tab) or via the concussioncentral.ciacsports.com website (by clicking on the similar button at the bottom of the homepage).

Submission via the Concussion Central site requires a school injury surveillance access code, which can be created by athletic directors for their trainers or doctors under the “Manage Access Codes” link on the Eligibility Center’s Admin Actions tab.

Submission of a report will require less than five minutes as long as you have the necessary information. All answers are selected from pulldown menus so no typing is required. If you do not have all the information necessary to submit a final report, or if you wish to start a report before an athlete has been fully released, there is an option to save a draft which you can return to and edit or finalize at any point.

Reports should be submitted for concussions received by your student-athletes in practices or games. Submission does not need to be done on a daily or weekly basis (although it can be if you choose to). At minimum submissions should be done on a seasonal basis (at the end of the fall, winter and spring seasons). Submission is required for all levels of CIAC-sponsored sports, however you may submit info for concussions sustained in non-CIAC sports or activities (i.e. cheerleading) as long as you enter a roster for the sport or activity under the non-CIAC sports section of the Eligibility Center.

Following is a screenshot of the submission screen, and comments on what is needed under each of the pulldowns.

– Athlete (Sport): The name and sport of the athlete from the menu which lists alphabetically all the athletes on all of your eligibility lists

– Level: Varsity, JV, Freshman, etc.

– Position: For football, select lineman, defensive back or other. For sports which have goalies (soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey, field hockey) choices are goalie or other. Not required for other sports.

– Previous Concussion History: Number of previous concussions suffered by this athlete, not including the one currently being entered.

– Date of Injury

– Sustained In: Practice or game

– How Occurred: Type of contact – Head-to-head, head-to-ground, object-to-head, body blow

– Dates Returned to School: The dates the athlete was allowed to return to classes, both part-time and full-time. If they were not limited to part-time initially, the same date should be entered on both menus.

– Date Cleared to Begin RTP Protocol

– Date Fully Cleared to Return

– Full Release Date

– RTP Overseen/Documented By: Select from ATC, PA, MD, APRN or Other. Other answer requires an explanation of who it is.

– Report Submitted By: Select from AD, ATC or Other. Other answer requires an explanation of who it is.

We believe this system will require less time and effort to submit the essential data needed for our sports medicine professionals to analyze trends and make recommendations on best practices. Your assistance is needed and much appreciated.

CIAC Board of Control Report 8/21/2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control held its first monthly meeting of the 2014-15 academic year at the CAS-CIAC offices in Cheshire on Thursday, August 21. Click here to view complete meeting minutes. On the agenda were several voting items for the Board, two of which were administrative approvals ofContinue Reading

CIAC Concussion Management Policy

CIAC Concussion Management Policy

The issue of concussions and brain injury has been a focus of the CIAC for many years, and with new information coming to the fore, the critical importance of this issue has come into sharper focus. Through its policies and requirements the CIAC has made great effort to protect the well-being of student-athletes. It hasContinue Reading

CIAC Board of Control Report – 8/22/13

CIAC Board of Control Report – 8/22/13

CHESHIRE,Conn.– The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control met for its first monthly meeting of the 2013-14 year in Cheshire on Thursday, August 22.  On the agenda were three voting items for the Board, consisting primarily of administrative approvals including previous meeting minutes and treasurer’s report. The Board approved recommended appointments to the CIACContinue Reading

CIAC To Host Workshop For School Administrators

CIAC To Host Workshop For School Administrators

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC will hold a two-day workshop Thursday and Friday, August 15-16, 2013 titled “What Every Superintendent, Principal and Athletic Director Needs to Know to Have a Successful Interscholastic Athletic Program.” The two-day program will provide a thorough review of CIAC rules and regulations to help all school administrators lead their programs. On-lineContinue Reading

CIAC Board Of Control Report – 4/25/13

CIAC Board Of Control Report – 4/25/13

CHESHIRE,Conn.– The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control met for its monthly meeting in Cheshire on Thursday, April 25. On the agenda were four voting items for the Board. The Board approved a recommendation from a CIAC Board Sub-Committee for sports committees to have the option of using a new success in tournament factorContinue Reading

CIAC Board of Control Report – 3/28/13

CIAC Board of Control Report – 3/28/13

CHESHIRE,Conn.– The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control met in Cheshire on Thursday, March 28. On the agenda were three voting items for the Board.  The Board approved three By-Law changes, which require approval of the membership at the annual meeting Thursday May 9. The changes are as follows: Article III – Membership –Continue Reading

CIAC Board Of Control Report – 3/7/13

CIAC Board Of Control Report – 3/7/13

CHESHIRE,Conn.– The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control met in Cheshire on Thursday, March 7. On the agenda were three voting items for the Board. The Board approved the adoption of the Korey Stringer Institute Heat Acclimatization Guidelines for football and stated that current rules that might contradict the guidelines would be amended. TheContinue Reading

CAS-CIAC To Hold Legal Workshop For Schools Addressing Issues With Transgender Students and Students With Disabilities

CAS-CIAC To Hold Legal Workshop For Schools Addressing Issues With Transgender Students and Students With Disabilities

CHESHIRE, Ct. – CAS-CIAC is pleased to announce that a legal workshop entitled Transgender Students and Individuals with Disabilities in Student Activities-What Every School Needs to Know will be presented by Thomas Mooney and Julie Fay of the law firm of Shipman and Goodwin on Monday March 25, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the CAS-CIAC officeContinue Reading

CIAC Board of Control Meeting Report – 1/17/13

CIAC Board of Control Meeting Report – 1/17/13

CHESHIRE,Conn.– The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control held its first meeting of 2013 on Thursday, January 17. On the agenda were four voting items for the Board including two self-reports. The Board considered a self-report of violation of the transfer rule with use of an ineligible player in one boys basketball game. TheContinue Reading