SYA requires players, parents, and volunteers to complete a Concussion Training course (offered by INOVA) each year. Each player and at least one of her/his parents will be required to complete the training before being allowed to tryout for a travel team. For parents who volunteer as a coach, their Coach Concussion Training will meet the requirement for the parent (parents will not have to complete both the parental Concussion Training and the coach Concussion Training). Coaches must also complete the Concussion Training to be authorized to be assigned to an SYA team. To start the process, each family or individual coach must create an INOVA Family Account at:
When creating the Family Account, please select Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) as the organization of which you are a member, so that your Concussion Training is recorded and tracked properly by the system.
NOTE: With regards to concussion training and SYA sports, a particular “year” begins with the fall season and continues through the following summer season (much like a school year). If a player/parent completes the concussion training for a fall registration, they will not need to repeat it until the following fall registration. However, if a player/parent completes the training for a spring/summer registration, they will need to repeat it if they wish to register in the fall as the fall season is the start of the next “year”.