Policies & Procedures
Revised Thursday, May 18, 2017
A player showing any signs/symptoms of a concussion must be removed from play immediately. All TMSC Coaches / Trainers are required to be familiar with the use of this tool and follow the Club’s protocol without question. The player is not to re-enter the game or practice. A Match official may communicate their concerns with other team players, or technical staff.
Return to Play Stages Protocol
This is a multi-part process that requires supervision from the player’s health care provider at each stage.
* A minimum of 24 hrs is required between each stage. Any recurrence of symptoms requires the player to return to the previous level. Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers and Trainers are not authorized to oversee Return to Play processes.
TMSC is committed to providing a safe environment for all players regardless of age and gender. It is, however, ultimately the responsibility of the teammates, technical staff or parent to ensure that appropriate professional care is provided to players in the event of injury. In the event of a concussion diagnosis, premature return to play can result in serious and sometimes permanent injury, particularly in the event of a second impact. Parents should seek ongoing medical evaluation for the benefit of the player’s long term health and safety.