Lone Peak Youth Baseball
Protocol for Reporting Suspected Concussions & Injuries
Overview of Coach's Responsibility:
If anyone is injured at a game or practice, the coach must:
If a concussion is SUSPECTED, the coach must also additionally:
What to Report:
An incident that causes any player, manager, coach, umpire, volunteer or spectator to receive medical treatment and/or first aid must be reported by team coaches to firstname.lastname@example.org and the commissioner over the division in which it occured within 48 hours of the incident. This includes even passive, on-field treatments such as the evaluation and diagnosis of the injury, its severity and periods of rest.
How to Make the Report:
Reports should include: (i) information about the person involved, (ii) date, time, and location of the incident, (iii) as detailed a description of the incident as possible, (iv)preliminary estimate of the extent of the injuries, and (v) name and phone number of the person reporting the incident.
Who to Notify:
In addition to the information described above, incidents must be reported immediately by email or phone to the appropriate league official as well as the parents / guardians of the affected individuals (as appropriate).
WHAT SHOULD A COACH DO IF A CONCUSSION IS SUSPECTED?
Coaches must follow the CDC Heads-up protocol as learned in their concussion training provided by the CDC. Heads up training is REQUIRED for all league volunteers and coaches.
No matter whether the athlete is a key member of the team or the game is about to end, an athlete with a suspected concussion should be immediately removed from play. To help you know how to respond, follow the Heads Up four step action plan:
If a suspected concussion has been identified, then the injured person or his/her parents/guardians must provide the his/her coach and the relevant league official(s) with the following documents before being allowed to return to play (whether practices or games):
A completed and signed note from a medical professional indicating that no concussion was suffered.
A completed and signed note from a medical professional that the injured person is cleared to return-to-play. This must also be signed by the relevant parent/guardian.