APAL takes the health and wellbeing of
our participants very seriously. To that end the Board of Directors implemented the following policy at the August 2015
All coaches will submit proof of completion of recognized training on concussions which includes (but not limited to)
Understanding a concussion and
the potential consequences of this injury,
Recognizing concussion signs and symptoms and
how to respond,
about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
Focuses on prevention and preparedness
to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.
Coaches must complete concussion training
at least every two (2) years.
A concussion information sheet
will be included in the APAL registration packet and receipt and review must be acknowledged by signature
of both participant and parent or guardian and submitted at 1st practice.
Athletes suspected of having sustained a concussion will
be immediately removed from play for the remainder of the day. Inform the athlete’s parents/guardians about the
possible concussion. Ensure they know the athlete must be seen by a health care professional experienced in evaluating
No return to play without written medical clearance.
Athletes who have been removed may not return to play until he or she is evaluated and has received written clearance from
a licensed health care provider trained in the management of concussion acting within the scope of his or her practice.
Mandated graduated return-to-play protocol If a licensed
health care provider determines that an athlete sustained a concussion or a head injury, the athlete must complete a graduated
return to play protocol of no less than seven days in duration under the supervision of a licensed health care provider. Due
to the age of APAL athletes it is recommended he or she wait 7 days before even beginning the return to play protocol.
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coach or other volunteer who has direct contact with our participants must complete the Darkness 2 Light sexual abuse prevention
Darkness 2 Light
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