Concussion Policy


A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly. In other words, even a “ding” or a bump on the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion and most sports concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury or can take hours or days to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away.


  1. Read the Athletic Code of Conduct

  2. Read Concussion In Youth Sports

  3. Read the Athletic Safety Guidelines for Your Sport

  4. Complete the Athletics Sign-Up Form

  5. Complete your Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation paperwork with the assistance of your family doctor

Symptoms may include one or more of the following:

Signs observed by teammates, parents and coaches include:

  • Headaches

  • “Pressure in head”

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Blance problems or dizziness

  • Blurred, double, or fuzzy vision

  • Sensitivity to light or noise

  • Feeling sluggish or slowed down

  • Feeling foggy or groggy

  • Drowsiness

  • Change in sleep patterns

  • Amnesia

  • “Don’t feel right”

  • Fatigue or low energy

  • Sadness

  • Nervousness or anxiety

  • Irritability

  • More emootional

  • Confusion

  • Concentration or memory problems (forgetting game plays)

  • Repeating the same

  • Appears dazed

  • Vacant facial expression

  • Confused about assignment

  • Forgets plays

  • Is unsure of game, score, or opponent

  • Moves clumsily or displays in coordination

  • Any change in typical behavior or personality

  • Answers questions slowly

  • Slurred speech

  • Shows behavior or personality changes

  • Can’t recall events prior to hit

  • Can’t recall events after hit

  • Seizures or convulsions

  • Loses consciousness