Coaches must use extreme caution when assessing an injury. Any player shall not be allowed to participate further in a game or apractice after the following injuries:
· Bleeding, until the bleeding has been stopped and cleaned from the person
· Head or neck trauma
· Severe leg or other bodily injury
A Coach should call for medical assistance when necessary or if in doubt. All injuries should be reportedto the player’s parent(s) by the coach or the team manager as soon as possible. If possible, the Coach should follow the recommendation of a medical professional when determining if an injured child is ready to play again. When making this determination, the player’s safety takes precedence over the team’s needs and the player’s desires. In the event of a significant injury to a player, attention to the player’s medical condition must be the Coach’s primary focus, not the remainderof the game.
The Coach shall use extreme caution and sound judgment when deciding to transport a player from the field for medical attention. For example, if a broken leg or significant neck injury is suspected, call 911. If possible, such transport shall take place under the supervision of a trained medical professional.
Coaches should follow up (by phone or in person) with a player’s parent(s) no later than 24 hours after the occurrence of an injury.