DATE: January 1, 2015
MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD
SUBJECT: 2015 Concussion Management Protocol
________________ Football Concussion Management Protocol
The High School Football Program ( -FB) has instituted a Concussion Management Program (CMP) to ensure student athletes return to athletic participation safely. The ____-FB Concussion Management Program (CMP) is designed to ensure student athletes return to athletic participation safely. The CMP has been aligned with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement, 2014 1; the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport, 2012 2: and the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) Concussion Guidelines, 2013 3.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement, Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport, and the NFHS Association Concussion Guidelines were developed by physicians, neuropsychologists, and Athletic Trainers trained in concussion management. The NFHS Association established a new rule in the fall of 2010, “any player who shows signs, symptoms or behaviors associated with a concussion must be removed from the game and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional.” 4.
The State of California established AB 25 (Education Code SEC 3 Section 49475) in October 2011 mirroring the NFHS 2010 concussion rule. In July 2014 the State of California expanded the law through AB 2127 (Education Code SEC 2 Section 35179.5) to include Return to Play Protocol (RTP), and Limiting Full Contact Practices. To comply with the changes to the California Education Code (SEC 3 Section 49475 & SEC 2 Section 35179.5), NFHS concussion rule, and CDC “Heads-Up Program”, ____-FB program have instituted the following guidelines for all student athletes participating in football at . All ninth and eleventh grade student athletes participating in football along with new tenth and twelfth grade student athletes participating in football for...