The Cambridge Public Health Department passed a local health regulation designed to protect children (under age 18) from head injury or concussion, in organized sports and other athletic activities. The Cambridge concussion regulation is intended to protect a greater number of young athletes than are currently covered under the Massachusetts head injury law. The Cambridge concussion law applies to all youth athletic programs that apply for permits to use city-owned facilities, such as football or soccer fields.

Youth athletic programs covered by the law include, but are not limited to:

  • Baseball leagues
  • Football leagues
  • Lacrosse leagues
  • Soccer leagues
  • Softball leagues

Click to view the full Cambridge Concussion Regulation.

For More Information

Visit our Resources page for English and Spanish fact sheets for parents. There are also English and Spanish fact sheets for coaches as well as a link to the 30-minute CDC concussion training course.

For additional information and facts sheets, visit the CDC Website.

Updated: May 10, 2022