CONCUSSION SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

A player experiencing any signs or symptoms may have suffered a concussion.

ACTION PLAN

What coaches should do when a concussion is suspected.

  • Remove the athlete from play.
  • Ensure the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate health care professional.
  • Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians of the possible concussion.
  • Only allow the athlete to return to participation after he or she is cleared by an appropriate health care
  • professional and institute your league’s return-to-play policy.

SAFETY FIRST

All of our coaches certified every year in concussion protocols and in proper tackling techniques to minimize risk and emphasize safety.

PROPER EQUIPMENT

Our staff are ensuring equipment, especially a properly fitting helmet, is a key step in reducing the risk of concussions.

PROPER TACKLING

Rhode Island Football Academy coaches are all trained in the proper heads-up tackling technique using s tackling stations to emphasize correct body posture at moment of impact for safer tackling.