Concussion Training and Background Check | Thunder Soccer Club of Howard County

Concussion Training and Background Check

Online Concussion Training

All Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Managers must complete the free Online Concussion Training course and receive a pass in order to coach for the upcoming season. Click on the link below to access the concussion training video. This training is required every three years. No exceptions!

You will be able to access the certificate at the completion of training. Make sure you type your name on the certificate before you print. Email a pdf copy of this to upon completion.


Heads-up Concussion Training

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Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

Background Check

All Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Managers in any Thunder SC Program - Recreation, Development or Competitive MUST complete this process before your season begins.

The Maryland Youth Soccer Association requires that a background check be conducted on its adult participants once per soccer year. You must meet the background check requirements (pass).

Follow the link to NCSI in order to complete your background check. You may email for the self-registration code. All coaches must meet the background check requirements annually. 

If you have questions, please email