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All of our coaches are trained by US Lacrosse in concussion awareness and prevention. For additional information, parents should visit the CDC site  “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” . Parents should become very familiar with this website. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function. An athlete does not have to lose consciousness to have suffered a concussion.

Common Concussion Symptoms

  • headache
  • fogginess
  • difficulty concentrating
  • easily confused
  • slowed thought processes
  • difficulty with memory
  • nausea
  • lack of energy
  • tiredness
  • dizziness,
  • poor balance
  • blurred vision
  • sensitive to light and sounds
  • mood changes; irritable, anxious, or tearful

Concussion Management

  • No athlete may return to game play or practice on the same day of a concussion.
  • Any athlete suspected of having a concussion should be evaluated by an appropriate health care professional that day.
  • Any athlete with a concussion must be medically cleared by an appropriate health care professional prior to resuming participation in any practice or competition.
  • After medical clearance, the decision for a player to return to play should follow a step-wise protocol. There also should be provisions for delaying a player’s return based on any signs or symptoms of a concussion.
  • Return to play guidelines are subject to state regulations

Should an injury or incident take place during a game.  Please notify a coach and/or Mad Dogs Board Member immediately in the most efficient manner possible given the circumstances. In the event of significant injury, please call 911 immediately.

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