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Concussion Information

Concussion Policy

A concussion is an injury to the brain that can result from a jar, fall, hit, or shaking incident that, just like any other injury, requires time to heal.  Any time a player has had any type of contact to the head, the player will be examined for a concussion to the best of the ability of the coaches and/or board members present. 

In the event of a concussion or suspected concussion, the player will:

  • not return to practice until cleared by a physician
  • not have any contact during practice for one week following the return to practice 
  • not participate in any game(s) that fall within the first week return to practice

Please remember that we are not medical professionals.  We have been trained to look for signs of a concussion and will always err on the side of caution.  We request that parents support the decision of the coach and/or board member 100% and show your support in your actions and your words both on and off the field.  The safety of the player is the first priority.

For more information on concussions please visit any of the following resources:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/definition/con-20019272

http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/traumatic-brain-injury-concussion-overview

http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/

ImPACT Testing

ImPACT testing if available at Courage Kenny free for Buffalo Youth Lacrosse current year players (2018 Box, Spring and/or Summer).  This testing is recommended for players over the age of 10.  The baseline is considered current for 1 - 2 years depending on the age of the player.  To schedule an ImPACT test, contact Jeff Vossen at 763-684-3880