We’ve added this new section in for a couple of reasons. The most important one is that as many people with your team as possible should go through this information and do the video training from NFHS and CDC. At our games we don’t have a high powered medical staff and trainers to check people out when they’ve fallen, hit the goal, or collided hard with another player. What we have is each other and that’s why you should be familiar with the signs of and immediate action after a concussion.
What we’ve posted here are a link to the national federation of High Schools website that has a video course available for no charge. High school coaches are required to take this course. We have a shorted course from the Center for disease Control.
We’ve also posed a couple of flyers and fact sheets for you. Much of the material is related to concussions in children but your brain is your brain, so the symptoms and treatment are pretty much the same. There’s simply not an individual in charge like in youth and high school sports that have a person in the role of coach. This isn’t the referee’s responsibility to identify. That’s just another reason your team is well served with as many of you as possible getting familiar with this information.
The second reason, and less important, that we’re posting it is because the city requires every organization using facilities for athletics to have a concussion education program. You’ll need to ask the other adult leagues what they’re doing about it.