On March 29, 2011, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed in to law the "Jake Snakenberg Youth Sports Concussion Act", making Colorado one of the dozen or so states to enact legislation. This bill requires that coaches receive education about concussions, that a student athlete is removed from the field of play if a concussion is suspected and that the student be signed off by a healthcare professional before returning to play. The Act went into effect January 1, 2012. As a result, all of our coaches are required to take a Concussion training course.
The Bobcat organization believes in taking great care regarding our players’ safety and as such has adopted a protocol for players returning to play after a concussion.
In summary, a player will not be allowed to return until cleared by a medical professional and then has passed the physical tests explained in the document. Our coaches have been instructed to take any symptom which could indicate a concussion very seriously. If your player complains of headaches or other symptoms as described in the Parent Fact Sheet, please be sure to inform the coaches, and seek medical attention.
If you have any questions please feel free to talk to your coach or anyLafayette Bobcat Board member.
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