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Sep, 2017

Lindsay's Law

Lindsay’s Law is about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. This law went into effect in 2017. SCA is the leading cause of death in student athletes 19 years of age or younger. SCA occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. SCA is fatal if not treated immediately.

• “Youth” covered under Lindsay’s Law are all athletes 19 years of age or younger that wish to practice for or compete in athletic activities organized by a school or youth sports organization.

• Lindsay’s Law applies to all public and private schools and all youth sports organizations for athletes aged 19 years or younger whether or not they pay a fee to participate or are sponsored by a business or nonprofit. This includes:

1) All athletic activities including interscholastic athletics, any athletic contest or competition sponsored by or associated with a school
2) All cheerleading, club sports and school affiliated organizations including noncompetitive cheerleading
3) All practices, interschool practices and scrimmages 

Please watch the mandatory video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-YfCWQPeqw&feature=youtu.be

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