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Concussion Policy

If a Dynasty Futbol Academy participant is suspected to have a concussion, either observed by a coach, parent, or another player, they are to be removed from the session or activity and assessed for a possible concussion. If there is not a Qualified Person (Certified & Licensed Athletic Trainer) to rule out the possibility of a concussion the athlete is to remain off the field of play. After a suspected concussion, the athlete is not to return to play without a Doctors’ note from a Neurologist/Sports Concussion Doctor.  Then the participant must follow the return to play protocol set forth by their Doctor.  We would also recommend getting a baseline concussion test for all athletes annually as it makes it easier for medical professionals to have a starting point and standardized way of assessing the concussion.

Please take a moment to watch the video below for the Concussion Initiative from US Soccer Recognize to Recover Program 

A concussion can be difficult to recognize on the field. Most occur without a loss of consciousness or an obvious sign that something is wrong with a player’s brain function. They can occur at any time throughout games or practice, as a blow to the head or body from contact with the ground, the ball or another player. Working with leading physicians for more than a decade, U.S. Soccer created Recognize to Recover resources that will help coaches, players, and parents identify the signs and symptoms of concussion and immediately take action with the appropriate treatment. 

Recognize Concussion Symptoms

Physical Changes

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Nauseau

  • Unsteadiness/Loss of Balance

  • Feeling Stunned or Dazed

  • Seeing stars or flashing lights

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Double Vision

Mental and Emotional Changes

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Irritablilty

  • Emotionally Unstable

  • Combative

Changes in Brain Functions

  • Unaware of Session (Focus of training, last play)

  • Confusion

  • Amnesia (Does not recall events)

  • Drastic changes in alertness

  • Does not know time, location or date

  • Slowed responses to questions and conversations

  • Decreased attention or concentration

Concussion Recovery Protocol


Remove, Evaluate, and Rest are key Steps to treating a concussion or other head injury in soccer.  When a concussion is identified quickly, it prevents the injury from getting worse, and prevents the player from staying off the pitch for longer periods of time.

Credit for the information provided above comes from US Soccer's Recognize to recover.  For more in-depth information, guidance, and additional educational materials to improve the prevention and management of injuries please visit their site by clicking the button below.

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