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Concussion Awareness

THOMAS JOHNSON AREA YOUTH ("TJAY") SOCCER CLUB

CONCUSSION AWARENESS

 

ALL CONCUSSIONS ARE SERIOUS.

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A CONCUSSION:
DON’T HIDE IT.   REPORT IT.   TAKE TIME TO RECOVER.

"IT’S BETTER TO MISS ONE GAME THAN THE WHOLE SEASON."

 

We wish concussions weren’t a problem, but they are, and at all ages and levels of play.

The CDC estimates that 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur each year in the United States. Children and teens are at the highest risk. Head Case Company found that 1 in 5 high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during the season and 33% of high school athletes who have a sports concussion report two or more in the same year.

Unfortunately, most people aren’t familiar with the symptoms of concussions. Even those who are at the most risk.

It’s not too late to learn! 

All TJAY coaches must take the CDC's free concussion course.

Because of the seriousness of concussions in youth sports, team managers, board members, and parents are also encouraged to take CDC's free concussion course.  The more adults that are educated on how to identify symptoms of concussion, the better and safer the environment we will provide for our players.

The CDC Heads Up Concussion Program also offers free, online training for anyone interested: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

U.S. Soccer's Comprehensive Player Health and Safety Program.

Prevent injuries with proper technique.

Be aware of the symptoms.

Know when to sit out.

 

 The information below is to provide awareness to all athletes and  their parents or guardians on:

  • TJAY Soccer Club's Concussion Policies and Procedures 

  • The nature and risk of a concussion or head injury

  • The criteria for removal of from and return to play

  • The risk of not reporting injury

 

TJAY Soccer Club Concussion Polices and Procedures
 Athlete Fact Sheet

Parent Fact Sheet
Coach Fact Sheet
Coach and Assistant Coach Concussion Training
Return to Play Form 

 
After an assessment, any athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion shall immediately be removed from practice or play. The
athlete shall not return to play until cleared by a licensed health care provider authorized to approve return to play.

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