2016-17 Summer Information Letter.

 
Important information for parents...
 
Concussions   ( A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head.)
 
If your child experiences a bump or blow to the head they should report the incident to their coach or athletic trainer immediately.
 
Did you know ...
*  most concussions occur without loss of consciousness
*  athletes who have had a concussion have an increased risk for another concussion
*  young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than an adult
 
Warning signs...
*  appears dazed or stunned
*  confused about assignements, plays, or position
* forgets instructions
*  is unsure of game, opponent, or score
*  moves clumsily
* answers questions slowly
*  loses consciousness
*  shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
*  can't recall events prior to hit or fall
*  can't recall events after hit or fall
Symptoms reported by athletes
headache or pressure in head
*  Nausea or vomitting
*  balance problems or dizziness
*  double vision
*  sensitivity to light
*  feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
*  concentration or memory problems
*  confusion
*  "feeling down" or just not "feeling right"
 
If your child is diagnosed with a concussion they will need clearance by a MD or DO and they will need to retake the ImPact concussion test before they may resume play.
 
 
 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest -  Please see attached PDF for complete information from the Deaprtment of Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on May 11, 2016
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