Warriors General Injury Guidelines:
This teat is done with the Athletic Trainer at school and must be done yearly. The mandatory sports that require this test are Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Softball.
Concussion Facts for Parents, Guardians, Athletes, and Coaches
WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is a brain injury that:
- Is caused by a blow to the head or body – from contact with another player, hitting a hard surface such as the ground, or being hit by a piece of equipment such as a bat or ball.
- Can change the way your brain normally works.
- Can range from mild to severe.
- Presents itself differently for each athlete.
- Can occur during practice or competition for ANY sport.
- Can happen even if you do not lose consciousness.
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.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A CONCUSSION?
You can’t see a concussion, but you might notice some symptoms right away. Other symptoms can show up hours or days after the injury. If your child reports and symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention immediately. Concussion symptoms may include:
|Amnesia||Nausea or vomiting||Neck pain|
|Confusion||“Don’t feel right”||Balance problems or dizziness|
|Headache or pressure in head||Feeling sluggish, foggy or groggy||Blurred double, or fuzzy vision|
|Concentration or memory problems (forgetting game plays, facts, repeated questions)||Feeling unusually irritable||Sensitivity to light or noise|
|Loss of consciousness||Slowed reaction time||Drowsiness|
Exercise or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, or playing video games may cause concussion symptoms (such as headache or tiredness) to reappear or get worse.
SIGNS OBSERVED BY TEAMMATES, PARENTS AND COACHES INCLUDE:
- Appears dazed
- Vacant Facial expressions
- Confused about assignment or answers questions slowly
- Forgets plays or is unsure of game, score, opponent etc.
- Moves clumsily or displays poor coordination
- Slurred speech
- Shows behavior or personality changes
- Can’t recall events prior to hit or can’t recall events after hit
- Seizures, convulsions, or loss of consciousness
Below is a Concussion Information Sheet. We ask that all parents download the information below and discuss it with their student-athlete (s).
Concussion Statement for Student-Athletes (see below)