This is a shared responsibility and we want our parents to understand why a player might not be going back into a game or practice until evaluated and cleared by a trained professional.
The Club makes every effort to make our youth coaches aware of, and understand, the warning signs of concussions which should prohibit a player's reentry into the sport’s activity (game, practice…etc).
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.