Concussion Protocol for Youth Baseball
As you may be aware, there is a greater emphasis today in youth sports on preventing, recognizing, and obtaining immediate treatment of concussions and head injuries. Please read and follow the policy for SKSA Youth Baseball participants.
Although the incidence of concussions in youth baseball are, thankfully, low, all it takes is one incident to impact us all. Accordingly, SKSA would like to make you aware of some resources available to all coaches, parents, players and volunteers in advance of the start of our Spring 2017 season.
On the SKSA website you will find a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) website with updated information that will help you to recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury. this is available at the link below.
SKSA strongly encourages everyone to visit the CDC website and become familiar with the information available. It’s free and it could help prevent serious injury or even death.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Any player (or coach) who has sustained a head injury or who is suspected of having sustained a head injury MUST immediately be seen and treated by a licensed health care professional for evaluation and clearance. Once the player has been cleared to return to play, the league must be provided with a written note from their health care provider clearing them to return to play. All incidents must be reported using the online report form. No player (or coach) will be allowed to return to the playing field until written medical clearance is received by SKSA. The rule should be "when in doubt, sit them out".
Look for this link on any of the pages to access the protocol and online report form:
We appreciate your time and attention to this serious matter.
SKSA Board of Directors