Did you know that Pop Warner Football is safer than soccer?? Pop Warner Football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year kids than organized soccer in the same age range? (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS).
OUR ACTION PLAN:
1. Remove athlete from play.
2. Ensure the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate health care professional.
3. Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians of the possible concussion.
4. Only allow the athlete to return to participation after he or she is cleared by an appropriate health care professional and institute program’s return-to-play procedure.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. Visit the this page for more information.
RED CROSS CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
Pop Warner rules require that “All practices must be attended by one person holding a Red Cross Community CPR and a First Aid certification OR National Center for Sports Safety PREPARE Certificate of Completion, or equivalent, if not by an EMT or volunteer physician”.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Concussion Awareness http://usafootball.com/health-safety/concussion-awareness
Equipment Fitting http://usafootball.com/health-safety/equipment-fitting
Heads Up Tackling http://usafootball.com/health-safety/how-to-tackle
Levels of Contact http://usafootball.com/health-safety/levels-of-contact