Westerly Youth Soccer views player safety to be of the utmost importance.
Our policy is the immediate removal of any player from training or games who sustains a significant blow to the head, who complains about or who is showing symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion.
Any player suspected of suffering a concussion will not be allowed to return to play until he/she is cleared by a licensed healthcare professional, such as an athletic trainer certified (ATC) or physician (MD/DO), with skills in emergency care, sports medicine injuries and experience related to concussion evaluation and management.
No coach, parent/guardian or player may overrule the healthcare professional.
We strongly advise players and parents to educate themselves as much as possible by reviewing the information on the link below: