Cut Bank School District
Management of Sports Related Concussions
Athletic Director or Administrator in Charge of Athletic Duties:
Updating: Each spring, the athletic director, or the administrator in charge of athletics if there is no athletic director, shall review any changes that have been made in procedures required for concussion and head injury management or other serious injury by consulting with the MHSA or the MHSA Web site. If there are any updated procedures, they will be adopted and used for the upcoming school year.
Identified Sports: Identified sports include all MHSA-sanctioned activities, including cheer/dance squads, and any other district-sponsored sports or activities as determined by the district.
Coach Training: All coaches shall undergo training in head injury and concussion management at least once every two years by one of the following means: (1) through viewing the MHSA sport-specific rules clinic; or (2) through viewing the MHSA concussion clinic found on the MHSA Sports Medicine page at www.mhsa.org.
Parent Information Sheet: On a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet shall be distributed to the student-athlete and the athlete's parent and/or guardian prior to the student-athlete's initial practice or competition. This information sheet may be incorporated into the parent permission sheet which allows students to participate in extracurricular athletics and should include resources found on the MHSA Sports Medicine page at www.mhsa.org.
Coach’s Responsibility: A student-athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury or other serious injury in a practice or game shall be immediately removed from play.
Return to Play After Concussion or Head Injury: In accordance with MHSA Return to Play Rules and Regulations, a student athlete who has been removed from play may not return to play until the athlete is cleared by a licensed health care provider (MD, DO, PAC or NP). The health care provider may be a volunteer.
Adopted on: February 8, 2011