Skyline Soccer Assoc.
2370 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
Grasshoppers and Munchkins
U6 - U18
Advanced Level Director
U9 - U18
At Skyline Soccer, we want to ensure our players are provided the safest environment possible. As such, Skyline is incorporating a Concussion Policy to educate Skyline members about concussions, help prevent concussions from occurring, and identify when a concussion may have taken place.
Per Colorado Senate Law 11-040 passed on March 14, 2011 and put into effect January 1, 2012, youth coaches need to be educated about concussions. It is MANDATORY for all recreational, intermediate, and competitive coaches to have completed a concussion training module and have a certificate of completion on file to be updated annually.
Here are the guidelines Skyline Soccer encourages coaches, players, and families to follow:
1. Learn about concussions! -The athlete, family, and coach should be familiar with the signs and symptoms of a concussion.
2. Identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion - As a member of the sports community; we must recognize the signs of a concussion and check to see if the player is experiencing symptoms of a concussion.
3. 'When in doubt, take the player out.' - It is best practice to remove the player from competition if there are signs and/or symptoms a concussion has occurred.
4. Do not let the player return - The player should not return to competition until he or she is evaluated by a medical physician and cleared to play.
5. Monitor recovery - Players who have experienced a concussion should be allowed to return to participate on a gradual basis. Player's should continue to be monitored with the goal that the player will eventually return to full participation at an individual pace. Not all concussions are the same.
For additional information on concussions follow the links listed on the right-hand side of the screen under "Concussion Education".