ASA Emergency Protocol – Suspected Player Concussion
A player showing any signs/symptoms as listed on the Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool or as listed in this document must be removed from play immediately. All Coaches/Trainers are required to be familiar with the use of this tool and follow the Club’s protocol without question. The player is not to re-enter the game or practice. In the event of a loss of consciousness call 911 for assistance immediately. Do not move the player unless absolutely necessary for safety reasons. Ensure that a member of the team staff stays with the player. Notify any family members immediately if they are present.
The player must be evaluated by a physician prior to returning to play. Documentation from the physician is required. Average recovery period is 10 -14 days, but can sometimes longer. Coaches must complete required injury report and submit to ASA within 24 hrs of the incident. ASA Return to Play Stages Protocol This is a multi-part process that requires supervision from the player’s health care
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