Safety

Concussions can occur in any sport and awareness is a team effort for all that are involved. Several symptoms may not occur until after an activity ends and the child is at home. The attached link is free training from UofM Neuro Sport that we encourage each parent to take so you are aware of the symptoms; click on the link below and scroll down to follow the appropriate training.

https://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/brain-neurological-conditions/concussion-athletes-neurosport

 

Michigan's Sport Concussion Law,  Enacted June 30th, 2013

A concussion is a brain injury, caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that can have serious consequences.  It can occur in any sport or recreational activity.

On June 30th, 2013, Michigan was the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity.

The sports concussion legislation requires:

  1. All coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program. 
     

  2. The organizing entity must also provide educational materials on the signs/symptoms and consequences of concussions to each youth athlete and their parents/guardians and obtain a signed statement acknowledging receipt of the information for the organizing entity to keep on record.
     

  3. Immediate removal of an athlete from physical participation in an athletic activity who is suspected of sustaining a concussion.  The student athlete must then receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional before he or she can return to physical activity.

Other resources

Concussion fact sheets

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