Injuries

Injuries

For any injuries on the field please follow the procedures below. This pertains to all injuries to include head injuries. 

  1. Determine if the child needs immediate medical attention. IF so, call 911 or have parents take the child to the emergency room.
  2. If #1 is not necessary, determine if it is a head injury. If so proceed to "Concussion" Steps below.
  3. If it is not a head injury determine if the player can continue to play or needs to be helped (removed) off the field.
  4. If it is a heat related injury please proceed to "Heat Injury" steps below. 
  5. If not a concussion or heat related injury and the player can proceed to play then continue with the match.
  6. If not a concussion or heat related injury and the player can NOT proceed to play, then remove the player and monitor throughout the duration of the game.  Complete a Incident Report Form (below) after the game and turn in to the Safety director or your Chief Coach Administrator. 

CONCUSSIONS:

If a player displays any signs or symptoms of a concussion after any type of head injury the the player MUST:

  1. Remove the player from the game immediately. 
  2. Immediately Inform the athletes parents or guardians of the possible concussion 
  3. Ensure the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional.
  4. Send the parents or guardians the CDC Fact Sheets for parents on concussions: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/schools/tbi_factsheets_parents-508-a.pdf
  5. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until evaluated and cleared by a Health Care professional. 
  6. Submit an AYSO Incident Report to the Saftey Director and/or Chief Coach Administrator. 
  7. Send the parents or guardians the SAI insurance information page http://www.ayso.org/For_Volunteers/region_boards/safety_director/safety_director_res/insurance/insurance_faq.htm#.V2gtBbsrI_4
  8. STATE LAW: Coaches must not allow a player to come back to participate until they are cleared by a medical professional.  Players must return with both the AYSO participation Release form filled out and a medical clearance from a doctor: http://www.ayso.org/Assets/For+Volunteers/Coaches/Forms+$!26+Documents/participation_release_form.pdf

Heat Injuries: 

If a player is suspected of a Heat-related illness follow the steps below. Heat-related illness's could be heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.    

  1. Remove from play
  2. Move to a cool place and rest
  3. Provide cool water or sports drink
  4. Stretch any cramps.
  5. Ice the back of neck area or cramped area.
  6. DO NOT PUT A PLAYER BACK IN A GAME OR PRACTICE AFTER EXPERIENCING HEAT RELATED INJURY.  It takes 24-48 hours for a person to recover from heat related injuries.  

 

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