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CYSA Policy Statement Regarding ConcussionsPrintable

CYSA has a protocol for when players can return to a match after suffering a concussion. CYSA Concussion Protocol.-> There is a form for use by players, parents and team staff.

CYSA Instructions to Referees
"Referees are being instructed to ask players who have a head impact with another player, the ground or a goal post and display any symptoms of a possible concussion to leave the field. They are requesting that the coach not allow the player to return to the game. Referees may also confiscate the player's pass. Confiscated player passes will be delivered to an appropriate league/club official or the Cal North office. The actions of the referee are not intended to indicate any type of medical diagnosis, they are simply being asked to use their judgment regarding a possible concussion for the safety of the player.

If a referee does not ask that a player be removed from the match, the coach is still responsible for protecting the safety of the player and following the Cal North Concussion Procedure and Protocol."