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Health & Fitness

PYSC CONCUSSION GAME MANAGEMENT POLICY

Pleasantville Youth Soccer Club (PYSC) policy on concussions is intended to be clear and unambiguous so as to reflect the seriousness of concussion-related injuries and the League’s overriding and unwavering commitment to keeping our players safe.  It is our expectation that this policy will emphasize to all involved with the PYSC that player safety is our paramount priority and that it will simplify and facilitate communication between coaches and parents when concussion-related issues arise.

 

The game shall be stopped when the referee believes that a player has suffered an injury involving that player’s head and any such player shall be removed from the game. Any player so removed who exhibits one or more obvious observable signs or symptoms of a concussion as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (and summarized below) shall not be permitted to return to play in that game.  In addition, the player that is removed from the game shall not be permitted to return to practice or games unless they present to the coach or the PYSC board a letter from a doctor clearing them to play.

  

Signs Observed by Coach/Referee

Symptoms Reported by Athlete


Player:

  • Appears to be dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets plays
  • Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even temporarily)
  • Shows behavior or personality change
  • Forgets events prior to hit (retrograde amnesia)
  • Forgets events after hit (anterograde amnesia)

Coach or referee observe signs of any of the symptoms listed to the right.

 

  • Headache or “pressure” in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or fuzzy vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Feeling "foggy"
  • Concentration or memory problems

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