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Bob Foley’s Next Level Basketball Concussion Protocol
Next Level Basketball has developed this protocol to address the issue of the identification and management of concussions for basketball participants
A safe return to activity is important for all participants following any injury, but it is essential after a concussion. The goal of this concussion protocol is to ensure that concussed participants are identified, treated and referred appropriately for return to play. Consistent use of a concussion management protocol will ensure that the participant receives appropriate follow-up in order to make certain that the participant is fully recovered prior to returning to full activity.
This protocol will be reviewed annually by Bob Foley. Changes and modifications will be reviewed and written notifications will be provided to all participants parents.
Recognition of Concussion
These signs and symptoms – following a witnessed or suspected blow to the head or body – are indicative of a probable concussion.
Signs (observed by others)
Symptoms (reported by athlete)
Appears dazed or stunned
Unsure about game, score, opponent
Nausea or vomiting
Moves clumsily (altered coordination)
Double vision, blurry vision
Sensitive to light or noise
Responds slowly to questions
Forgets events prior to hit
Forgets events after the hit
Loss of consciousness (not required )
Any participant who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion will be removed from activity and will not be allowed to participant in any activity until the participant has been examined by a medical professional and received written permission to participate.
-Parents/Guardian must present a medical professional’s documentation that includes the following:
Diagnosis Duration of treatment Return to activity date
Bob or Louise Foley have been designated as the individuals who can make the initial decision to remove the participant from play when it is suspected the participant may have suffered a concussion.