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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 (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) testing is recommend baseline testing for all athletes, especially those who have been diagnosed with a learning disability or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), those who struggle with academics and school, and those who are above average in intellectual and academic abilities. Most athletes should have a baseline ImPACT test every 1-2 years at the start of each sport season.

Post-injury ImPACT testing  is available to help determine when it's best to return to activity, and is most useful when a baseline test is available for comparison. 

ImPACT testing is available at no cost to student athletes in area schools surrounding Buffalo, Minnesota. It is funded by the charitable foundations at Buffalo Hospital and completed at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Buffalo. Call 763-684-3888 to schedule. 

https://account.allinahealth.org/services/631