CONCUSSION SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

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

Appears
DAZED or
STUNNED
Appears
CONFUSED
about ASSIGNMENT
or POSITION
FORGETS
plays
UNSURE of
GAME, SCORE
or OPPONENT
LOSES
consciousness
(even briefly)
Shows
BEHAVIOR or
PERSONALITY
CHANGES
CAN'T RECALL events
PRIOR TO or AFTER the
HIT or FALL
HEADACHE
or PRESSURE
in the head
NAUSEA or
VOMITING
BALANCE
problems or
DIZZINESS
DOUBLE
or BLURRY
vision
SENSITIVITY
to light or
noise
Concentration
or MEMORY
problems
Feeling SLUGGISH, HAZY,
FOGGY or GROGGY

ACTION PLAN

What coaches should do when a concussion is suspected.

  • 1: Removal

    Remove the athlete from play.

  • 2: Evaluate

    Ensure the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate health care professional.

  • 3: Inform

    Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians of the possible concussion.

  • 4: Clearance

    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.

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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.