Forms & Injuries

Injury Guidelines

All injuries must be reported to the coach as soon as they occur or are noticed. If the injury happened on a road game, the coach must be able to verify that the injury occurred. Injuries need to be reported so that:

  • Proper care can be administered. This may include only first aid or may require a physician referral.
  • All parties involved can be notified. This may include but not be limited to: Parent(s), Coach, and Athletic Director.

If the athlete is referred to a physician, or chooses to visit a physician on their own, documentation must be provided to the Athletic Director.

The documentation is to include the following:

  • Diagnosis
  • Status – Not only what you can’t do, but also what you can do
  • Next appointment date

Any athlete who is seen by a doctor must be released (signed statement) by the treating doctor in order to resume participation with their team. This release must be filed with the Athletic Director. It is the athlete’s responsibility to get the release to the AD.

This documentation is necessary to ensure that the athlete is medically able and cleared to participate. The guidelines outlined in the documentation will be the ones followed until another notice is received from the athlete’s physician. If a coach discovers that an athlete was examined by a physician for an injury, the athlete will only be able to participate when proper documentation from the treating physician is received.

Questions from home

If you are concerned about an injury that your child encountered during athletics, please call the Athletic Director.

If an injury that appears to be minor one day is more bothersome the next, please call so we can help you in deciding what to do for your son or daughter. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE SEVERITY OF AN INJURY, PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN OR URGENT CARE FACILITY.

Head injury guidelines

Any head, face, neck, or jaw injury has the potential to be significant. The danger from a blow to the head area or through significant contact may not appear until later in the day or even the following day after activity. The following signs, symptoms, and suggestions are offered to parents as a reference by which to judge your child’s appearance and behavior following an episode of head injury or significant body contact.

Do not give any pain medication unless recommended by your physician.

You should immediately notify your physician if any of the following occur:

  • Your child is unusually sleepy.
  • Your child is nauseated or vomiting.
  • Your child cannot see clearly from both eyes, complains of blurred or double vision, bothered by light, dizziness, or loss of balance.
  • Headache gets worse or lasts more than 24 hours.
  • The child seems to be confused, irritable, bothered by noise, has loss of memory, or personality change.
  • The pupil of one eye (the black spot in the center of the eye) becomes a different size than the other.

These guidelines are not meant nor should they be used as substitutes for competent medical care.

Please consult a physician if you have any concerns regarding a head injury.

If your child has been diagnosed with a concussion, please notify the Front Office. There are specific guidelines following concussion that aid in return to play.