Safety & Concussion Protocol


SAFETY CERTIFIED TRAINER

At all games, the League has hired a certified trainer. This service is to ensure proper care of any injury sustained during a game. Junior Trevians has also hired certified trainers to be at every contact practice, which are currently scheduled for Wednesdays.

HEALTH INFORMATION FORM

If your child has any medical condition that may need special recognition from coaches or trainers, please supply the Junior Trevian and coach the Health Information Form at the end of this document with contact information and first aid to be performed.

FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Each coach will be furnished with a first aid kit with ice packs. The ice packs are to be used for minor bumps and bruises, not for cooling down. Remember ice packs are not a substitute for regular ice.  Any injuries, other than minor, will be treated as an emergency and 911 will be called.

If a player, parent, spectator or coach is injured or requires first aid at a practice or a game, an Accident Report Form must be completed at the time of the accident or as soon as the injured person has been properly attended.  Should you or your player be asked to provide the necessary information for our records, your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.


 
Baseline & Concussion Protocol

BASELINE TESTING

In an effort to maintain the highest safety standards the Jr. Trevian football program requires ImPACT Baseline testing, the most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion management tool available, for all of our players 12 years and older.  This test is complimentary at any of the 12 Illinois Bone and Joint locations – see flyer for information.  An appointment is required for testing.  

Concussion 2017 Flyer

The ImPACT Baseline test is good for 2 years.  If your player played last year you are welcome to be re-tested but it’s not mandatory.  Any player new to the program must be tested and will be required to show testing certificate in order to participate in contact practice.


CONCUSSION PROTOCOL

Certified trainers are present at every game and are hired by the league. Junior Trevians has also hired certified trainers to be at every contact practice, which are currently scheduled for Wednesdays.

  1. If a player expresses potential concussion symptoms or a coach notices the same and a trainer is present, the player will be evaluated by the trainer. The trainer can clear the player to return to play but must also have the coach and player approval to do so.
  2. If a player expresses potential concussion symptoms and the trainer removes the player from play, that player may not return to play (practice OR game) until the player has been cleared by a doctor (with a written note), as well as agreement from the coach, trainer, parent, and player.
  3. If a player expresses potential concussion symptoms or the same is noticed by a coach and no trainer is present, the player will be removed from play. Parents must then have the player evaluated by a doctor and cleared with a written note before the player can return to play.  Additionally, the coach, trainer, parents and player have to be in agreement on this return to play.
  4. If any player is diagnosed with a concussion the player may not return to play (practice OR game) until the player has been cleared by a doctor, as well as approval from the coach, trainer, parent, and player.  

A player is 10 years or older must be cleared by a physician and pass the baseline test before starting Return to Play Protocol (RTP).  Any player under 10 will not start the return to play protocol until there are no symptoms for 24 hours and are cleared by a physician.  Once the physician has cleared the athlete and the baseline test is passed the athlete can start the RTP  protocol from step 1. Each step will be separated by a 24 hour period. If any symptoms occur during any step the athlete will stop all activity and go back to the previous step.