Concussions--Forms & Facts

REMINDER: ALL parents and athletes must sign off on the concussion information & signature sheet during on-line registration PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION in any sport.
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Concussion Symptom Inventory

The Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act (eff. 8/3/2015) requires that all athletes must complete the school approved Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Play protocols, be cleared by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or a licensed athletic trainer working under such a physician (as the athletic trainers at LFHS are), and the parents have signed a Post-Concussion Consent Form. The IHSA has developed a form which LFHS will be requiring for all concussions occurring during the 2016-17 athletic seasons (and beyond), which can be accessed through this link.

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The following information is intended to provide the current state of our knowledge about concussions in layman’s terms. It is compiled from a variety of sources, such as the Illinois High School Association, the National Federation of High Schools Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich. This last, which was used as a reference by the others, probably represents the prime foundation of the guidelines and protocols used today. This international conference of the top experts in sports concussions is held every four years, and the consensus statement produced is published in multiple medical journals.