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Concussion Protocols

Concussions

A concussion is a brain injury. Failure to identify a concussion can lead to long term damage. Concussions can, and do, occur during soccer games. A concussion can be immediately evident in a player, or the concussion can appear after the game (or even practice). A concussion is a serious injury. A player diagnosed with a concussion shall not be allowed to return to play until cleared by her or his doctor.

The following information is extracted from the Centers for Disease Control.

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html

Concussion Information