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Bishop Feehan High School
These are the rules you need to follow
The Bishop Feehan Girls Lacrosse team has been cognizant of player safety and the dangers of concussions since 2008 when a Feehan girls lacrosse player received a dangerous check to the head.
As a result of the prolonged injuries she suffered, the Feehan coaching staff proactively took steps to help team members avoid injuries due to dangerous play in the future. They also proactively brought their concussion concerns to the US Lacrosse Association and the Massachusetts Womens Lacrosse Umpiring Association.
The Feehan coaching staff ensures that all Feehan players are instructed in proper checking techniques.
Also, all team members are required to wear ForceFieldTM protective headbands in addition to their goggles and mouth guard.
The coaches keep stats regarding "hits to the head" for all Varsity games. This informationn is passed along to the governing bodies of the US Lacrosse Association, which is now taking steps to closely monitor the frequency of concussions among athletes and has recently instituted new rules regarding the use of red cards that they hope will increase the overall safety of the sport.
As of the 2011 season, the new MIAA rule to help prevent prolonged injury due to concussions is as follows:
Any student athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the practice or competition and must not return to practice or competition that day, and further shall not return to play until cleared (in writing to the Athletic Director) by an appropriate health-care professional (as determined by the Department of Public Health).
Most players who receive a concussion recover within 1 to 2 weeks. Others may have prolonged symptoms for many months that include:
To return to a sport after receiving a concussion, follow the gradual steps listed below. Discontinue activity immediately if signs or symptoms of a concussion return and get re-evaluated by a health care professional.