Coaches are reminded that all player injuries must be reported to TYSA within 24 hours of the incident to ensure that proper insurance procedures are taken. If there is any doubt related to the health of a player, a doctor's note must be submitted to TYSA prior to the player being activated for a game. It is important to keep in mind that the safety of the players is always the highest priority.
As the fall sports season kicks off, we encourage you to take this opportunity to talk with your coaches, parents, athletes, and others about concussion in all sports and the steps to take to help prevent, recognize, and respond to this serious injury. We can help athletes of all ages stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.
CDC Resources on Concussion
· Concussion in Sports
· Resources for High School Sports
· Resources for Youth Sports
· Resources for School Professionals
· Resources for Health Care Professionals
If you think your athlete has sustained a concussion…don’t assess it yourself.
Take him/her out of play, and seek the advice of a health care professional.
To learn more and download or order CDC’s concussion resources, visit www.cdc.gov/Concussion.
In addtion to the resources above, the CDC also provides online training on concussions: Take the Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches.
Please keep in mind that this information is being published to inform our coaches and membership on the potential for injury. It is not intended to take the place of health care professionals.