Henderson Flag Football

Fall 2019 Head and Assistant Coach

Welcome

Welcome to the Fall 2019 Head and Assistant Coach with Henderson Flag Football!

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Welcome to our Coaches Registration site.

This is where BOTH Head coaches AND Assistant coaches will register for our Fall 2019 Season.

A coach may only HEAD COACH 2 teams each season.

Concussion Information

The Facts about Concussions

• A concussion is a brain injury.

• All concussions are serious.

• Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness or other obvious signs.

• Concussions can occur from blows to the body as well as to the head.

• Concussions can occur in any sport.

• Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

• Athletes may not report their symptoms for fear of losing playing time.

• Athletes can still get a concussion even if they are wearing a helmet.

• Data from the NCAA Injury Surveillance System suggests that concussions represent 5 to 18 percent of all reported injuries, depending on the sport.

 

Recognizing a possible concussion

To help recognize a concussion, watch for the following two events among your athletes during both games and practices:

1. A forceful blow to the head or body that results in rapid movement of the head;

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2. Any change in the athlete’s behavior, thinking or physical functioning (see signs and symptoms).

 

Signs and Symptoms

Signs Observed By Coaching Staff

• Appears dazed or stunned.

• Is confused about assignment or position.

• Forgets plays.

• Is unsure of game, score or opponent.

• Moves clumsily.

• Answers questions slowly.

• Loses consciousness (even briefly).

• Shows behavior or personality changes.

• Can’t recall events before hit or fall.

• Can’t recall events after hit or fall.

Symptoms Reported By Student-Athlete

• Headache or “pressure” in head.

• Nausea or vomiting.

• Balance problems or dizziness.

• Double or blurry vision.

• Sensitivity to light.

• Sensitivity to noise.

• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy.

• Concentration or memory problems.

• Confusion.

• Does not “feel right.”

IF A CONCUSSION IS SUSPECTED:

1. Remove the athlete from play. Look for the signs and symptoms of concussion if your athlete has experienced a blow to the head. Do not allow the athlete to just “shake it off.” Each individual athlete will respond to concussions differently.

2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated right away by an appropriate health care professional. Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Immediately refer the athlete to the appropriate medical staff.

3. Allow the athlete to return to play only with permission from a health care professional with experience in evaluating for concussion.

4. Develop a game plan. Athletes should not return to play until all symptoms have resolved, both at rest and during exertion. Many times, that means they will be out for the remainder of that day. In fact, as concussion management continues to evolve with new science, the care is becoming more conservative and return-to-play time frames are getting longer. Coaches should have a game plan that accounts for this change

For more information on Concussions please visit Heads Up website and take the online course. Click on the BLUE link on the receipt page after you have completed your registration. This is an OPTIONAL course.

Amanda Keehu

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