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Pelham Youth Lacrosse Concussion Management Plan & Resources

 

Pelham Youth Lacrosse follows the Concussion Act of New York State as the concussion policy, which is the requirement for our schools.

The Concussion Act of NYS took effect July 1, 2012, and requires schools to:

  • Educate parents, athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, physical education teachers, and school nurses on concussion,

  • Remove observed or suspected concussed students from play based on signs and symptoms,

  • Withhold further participation until evaluated by, and received written and signed authorization to return to activities from a licensed physician.

  • Obtain physician clearance, and when the athlete has been symptom-free off pain killing medicines for a minimum of 24 hours and allow them to begin a monitored progressive six phase return to play.

Other Resources:

PM Pediatrics: for Urgent Weekend, Evening and Holiday evaluations of a suspected concussion(a better alternative to the ER for most concussions in kids)

CDC: Concussion in Sports

ImPACT

NYU Concussion Center

Coach Resources