212 LACROSSE CONCUSSION POLICY
Utah State Law requires that amateur athletic programs have a concussion policy and protocol, including player, coach and parent education.
The law requires that when an athlete shows any signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion, the athlete shall be removed immediately from practice or competition and evaluated by a qualified health care professional with specific training in the evaluation and management of concussion.
The law requires the following of the health care provider:
Provide the amateur sports organization with a written statement, stating that within 3 years before the day on which the written statement is made that they have successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of concussions.
Provide the amateur sports organization written clearance that the child is cleared to resume participation in the sporting event of the amateur sports organization
(In Park City this is Melinda Roalstad, MS, PAC at Think Head First, LLC and Doctors Alison Delgado and Monica Schaffer at Summit Pediatrics. Other doctors will be accepted if we can verify their training)
The 212 Lacrosse Concussion Policy will be to strictly follow the UHSAA Guidelines for Concussion, including mandatory use of the UHSAA Return To Sport Clearance Form (includes post-concussion treatment instructions).
Baseline testing with the Impact Test is HIGHLY recommended but not required. Players may choose any provider of impact testing.
Did you know?
Every year, players of all ages in all sports receive concussion injuries during games or practice. Characterized by an impairment of the brain’s normal function and caused by violent shaking or jarring of the brain, concussions may cause alterations in cognitive function, vision, eye movement, facial movement, or speech. Contrary to popular belief, no helmet in any sport can prevent a concussion.
212 Lacrosse follows the US lacrosse recommended guidelines involving concussions. Please go directly to the US lacrosse website for more information on concussions.
All players must fill out this Post Concussion Instructions and Return to Play Clearance Form (ConcussionReleaseForm). Then, return the form to Michael Acee before a player can take the field in either a practice or a game.
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