Concussion Awareness and Return to Play Guidelines
It is Georgia Storm’s policy to require that all parents/legal guardians of youth players, along with all registered youth coaches, be informed on the subject of concussive injury to players and on the best practices available for diagnosis and treatment for this potentially serious medical condition. Georgia Storm members are required to follow all Federal, State, and local legal requirements including, but not limited to, the removal from play of any youth player suspected to have had a severe head injury of any type. Georgia Storm wants all participants including parents, game officials, coaches, assistants, directors, and club administrators to be cognizant and on the alert for all potentially serious types of injuries.
Concussions, also referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are particularly dangerous to the youth athlete as the brain is still undergoing significant growth up to and during the teenage years. Please note, that Georgia Storm alerts parents/guardians at every registration with an electronic acknowledgment form to the dangers of concussions and other brain injuries. Georgia Storm is committed to the safety of all players. And always remember that “When in doubt, sit them out!”