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Concussion Information

GCYFL is compliant with California Assembly Bill 1

AB 1 requires that All youth football events games and scrimmages must have an EMT level medical person on site, practices must have a CPR trained person on site who is not participating in the running of the practice. (see link to AB 1 on home page) The GCYFL has contracted with Ventura County Event Medical Standby to provide EMT's at all our Saturday game locations and for each game at that location. Each chapter is responsible for making sure that the minimal coverage of a CPR certified adult is on hand at each and every practice.
Game EMT's have the Authority to stop the game at any time to check a player for concussion. If an EMT is providing a Concussion evaluation, no one, no Coach, nor Parent, may interfere with that evaluation. If the EMT makes a determination that there is a suspected concussion, then the player will be removed from the game. NO EXCEPTIONS. The player must be evaluated by a licensed physician prior to returning to physical activities.
There are documents linked below provided for informational purposes for you as a parent. They provide information to help you spot a possible concussion that may have been missed by the EMT's on game day. It is not uncommon for the first symptoms to appear after 24-48 hours from just a causal incident.
If your player is determined to have a potential concussion, the EMT Service Provider will include the players name in a concussion report to GCYFL. In turn, your Chapter and Coach will receive notification from GCYFL notifying them of the return to play process and required evaluation. The evaluation must come from a licensed physician before they can return to physical activities. If the physician determines the player did not suffer a concussion, that player is cleared to return to full physical activities that day.
If the physician determines the player suffered a concussion, the player must follow the 7-day minimum concussion protocols as outlined in our Return to Play Protocol document (see below). This document needs to be signed off by the evaluating Licensed Physician before your player can return to physical activities.
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