1 .Starting April 26th, 2013, parents and athletes are required to receive a concussion information sheet annually for each sport.
2 . Coaches, referees, or officials must remove an athlete from play if the athlete is exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a concussion during practice or a game. These include:.
· Appears 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 briefly).
· Shows behavior or personality changes (irritability, sadness, nervousness, feeling more emotional).
· Can’t recall events before or after hit or fall.
· Any headache or “pressure” in head. (How badly it hurts does not matter.)
· Nausea or vomiting.
· Balance problems or dizziness.
· Double or blurry vision.
· Sensitivity to light and/or noise.
Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy.
· Concentration or memory problems.
· Does not “feel right.”
· Trouble falling asleep.
· Sleeping more or less than usual.
4 . The athlete is not permitted to return to play until they have been assessed and receive written clearance by a physician (MD or DO) or by any other licensed health care provider.