ALL BEACH FC YOUTH PLAYERS:
*If you believe you might have experienced a concussion, you MUST see a certified medical professional before resuming play*
BEACH FC CONCUSSION POLICY
If an athlete is suspected to have a concussion, either observed by a coach, parent, referee, or another player, he/she is to be removed from the game or practice and assessed for a possible concussion. If there is not a Qualified Person (Certified & Licensed Athletic Trainer) to rule out the possibility of a concussion the athlete is to remain off the field of play.
After a suspected concussion, the athlete is not to return to play WITHOUT (1) a Doctor's note from a Neurologist/Sports Concussion Doctor (2) Clearance from on-site Athletic Trainer after passing the gradual Concussion Return to Play Protocol.
Coaches should remove athletes with a suspected concussion if any of the following symptoms are present after a blow to the head or sudden fall. Symptoms include but are not limited to:
Loss of Consciousness
Amnesia - Retrograde/Anterograde
Memory loss of events leading up to or occurring after the suspected concussion event
Sensitivity to light
Feeling in a fog
Loss of appetite
If the athlete is unresponsive, 911 should be called and the athlete monitored for Airway/Breathing/Circulation until EMS arrives. If the athlete regains consciousness before EMS arrives, keep them in a comfortable position until EMS arrives and they are able to be evaluated further.