WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? “A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Concussions can occur during practices or games in any sport or recreational activity.” -WI Department of Public Instruction adapted materials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A CONCUSSION “Unlike a broken arm, you can’t see a concussion. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after an injury or may not appear or be noticed until hours or days after the injury. It is important to watch for changes in how you are feeling, if symptoms are getting worse, or if you just ‘don’t feel right.’ If you think you or a teammate may have a concussion, it is important to tell someone.” - WI Department of Public Instruction adapted materials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-
Impact Testing Jon Finiak, ATC/LAT Neuro-cognitive test (memory, reaction speed etc) One measure used to determine if ready to return Baseline required prior to start of season 20-30 min testing time Conducted here at WHS NO COST TO FAMILIES! Sign-up at the IMPACT TESTING table in lobby after meeting **Cross-Country and Tennis are not required to test, but can take it if desired**
Trainer Contact Information: Jon Finiak, ATC/LAT Licensed Athletic Trainer Whitnall High School Phone: 414 – 530 – 8113 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitnall School District Concussion Consent Form Statement Acknowledging Receipt of Education and Responsibility to report signs or symptoms of concussion to be included as part of the “Participant and Parental Disclosure and Consent Document”. I, _____________________________________, of Whitnall High School, Student/Athlete Name hereby acknowledge having received education about the signs, symptoms, and risks of sport related concussion. I also acknowledge my responsibility to report to my coaches, parent(s)/guardian(s) any signs or symptoms of a concussion. I certify that I have read, understand, and agree to abide by all of the information contained in this sheet. I further certify that if I have not understood any information contained in this document, I have sought and received an explanation of the information prior to signing this statement. ____________________________________________________________________ Signature and printed name of student/athlete Date I, the parent/guardian of the student athlete named above, hereby acknowledge having received education about the signs, symptoms, and risks of sport related concussion. I certify that I have read, understand, and agree to abide by all of the information contained in this sheet. I further certify that if I have not understood any information contained in this document, I have sought and received an explanation of the information prior to signing this statement. ______________________________________________________________________ Signature and printed name of parent/guardian Date
H elping E very A thlete R eceive T heir S creening
♥ As a parent, your number one priority is the health and safety of your child. Routine check ups with your family doctor and pre-participation sports physicals allow you to achieve this priority and develop peace of mind. ♥ However, there is a growing concern throughout the country involving sudden cardiac arrest among high school student athletes. A heart condition known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes and is estimated to effect 1 in 500 people.
♥ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a congenital cardiac condition that causes excessive thickening of the heart muscle usually during adolescence. ♥ The American Heart Association reports 36% of young athletes who die suddenly are likely to have HCM. ♥ In January of 2012, a 17 year old Grafton high school boys basketball player collapsed and died while at practice due to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The family was unaware their son had this condition. He had passed his health physical exam and was cleared to play sports. ♥ Champion Heart’s mission is to provide outstanding service to communities by aiding in the diagnosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and other heart abnormalities through a non-invasive echocardiogram screening.
♥ An echocardiogram, often referred to as an ultrasound of the heart, uses sound waves to produce an image of the heart which can be utilized to diagnose or rule out HCM. ♥ A highly-trained and certified technologist will perform the exam to record the thickness, size, and function of the student’s heart. ♥ These images will then be interpreted by a board certified cardiologist and reported to the parents of the student via a written report.
♥ Unless your doctor determines that you have a specific problem or have a genetic history of HCM, most insurance companies will not perform an echocardiogram for screening purposes. ♥ Champion Hearts offers a limited study designed to screen solely for HCM and other abnormalities. ♥ In this way, your out-of-pocket cost is greatly reduced. And because we are portable, screening can be done at your school rather than an unfamiliar location.
♥ Date of Screening: Wednesday, August 1 st ♥ Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ♥ Location: Registration will be in the front entrance of the fitness center ♥ Length of Test: Approximately 10 minutes ♥ Screening Fee: $35
♥ For more information and sign up please visit the Champion Hearts table located outside of the auditorium when your individual team meetings conclude ♥ By scheduling a screening, you can further ensure your child’s safe participation in competitive sports ♥ Thank you
ATHLETIC CODE 1. Academic Requirements A.Ineligible to COMPETE if most recent grade report (report card/progress report) shows 2 F’s or is below a 2.0 GPA. B.Ineligibility period: 1.15 school days and nights (weekends do not count as part of the 15 days and nights) C.Reinstatement: 1.On the 16 th school day (If his/her 15 th day of ineligibility is on a Friday, then his/her first day of reinstatement is the following Monday, or the first school day after the 15 th day) D.While ineligible: 1.A student who becomes ineligible can continue to practice with the team/club provided that he/she meets the following obligations: a.100% class attendance b.100% up to date on assignments (weekly teacher sign off sheet must be completed) c.Participates in a positive manner in class (teacher sign off sheet) d.Participates in academic support as assigned by his/her guidance counselor (counselor sign off sheet) E.Continued ineligibility: 1.If, at the end of the 15-day ineligibility period, a student continues to be ineligible, the entire process repeats. If, a student fails to meet the requirements in Section D above, then he/she will not be allowed to practice. **DETRIMENT TO THE TEAM CLAUSE** “If an athlete continues to be ineligible after the 15-day ineligibility period and/or he/she fails to meet ineligibility requirements (thus losing the ability to practice with the team), then the head coach and athletic director reserve the right to determine whether or not an athlete should be permanently removed from the sport/club for the current season. The athlete would, however, be eligible for that same sport/club the following year, assuming that he/she meets the academic standards set forth in this Code.”
Athletic Code continued 2.Attendance Requirements A. A co-curricular participant must be in attendance the full day in order to be eligible to compete. EXCEPTIONS: School-sponsored activity, family emergencies, doctor/dentist appointments, college visits, and/or administration’s discretion.
Athletic Code continued 3.Conduct Violations a.Criminal Behavior 1.If, an athlete/student participates in activities resulting in his/her arrest or formal charges are filed in a court of law, and the school has adequate and competent evidence that the student participated in the offense(s) for which he/she is charged, then a penalty may be imposed pursuant to this Code, prior to completion of the criminal proceeding. If the school does not have such evidence, and the student is later convicted of a crime, then the penalty pursuant to this Code will be imposed upon conviction. b.Chemical Health Violation 1.Possession of, Use of, Purchase of, Selling of, Under the Influence of any drug/drug paraphernalia,alcohol then application of the penalties pursuant in this Code will be applied. c.Presence in Bar/Tavern (Without parent/guardian) 1.If you’re present without a parent/legal guardian then application of the penalties pursuant in this Code will be applied. d.Presence at Party 1.If, the student/athlete is present at a party where any/all things in section “b” are taking place then application of the penalties pursuant in this Code will be applied. IF, the student/athlete leaves the party immediately, and they do not participate in any of the violations in section “b”, administration reserves the right to suspend any penalties associated with this Code. NOTE: Family functions do not constitute being present at a party, however, the student/athlete cannot violate any items in section “b”. e.Hosts lose the Most 1.Penalties pursuant in this Code are doubled for hosting a party in violation of section “b” a.Technology 1.Do not use, or be a part of, any uses of technology that violate this Code. See full document for details!
Athletic Code continued Penalties Violation1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense Smoking, possession or display of tobacco products25%50%Calendar year Possession or use of alcohol25%50%Calendar year Possession or use of unauthorized drugs, drug paraphernalia50%Calendar year High School Career The sale and/or distribution of drugs, alcohol or look alike drugs 50%Calendar year High School Career Hosting a party50%Calendar year High School Career Out of School Suspension1 Game2 Games3 Games Ticketed for an ordinance violation (excluding traffic violations) 25%50%Calendar year Charged with a State crime50%Calendar year High School Career
FORMS YOU ARE HEADING TO ANOTHER PRESENTATION THAT IS SPECIFIC TO THE SPORT THAT YOUR STUDENT IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING. WHEN YOU GET THERE YOU WILL BE GIVEN A PACKET OF FORMS. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS. IN ADDITION, PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE SIGN-UP SHEET THAT YOUR COACH GIVES YOU. PLEASE PROCEED TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR A MEET AND GREET WITH YOUR COACH: SportCoachLocation Cross CountryRodiez/ThompsonCafeteria FootballWallackNew Gym SoccerMiskovOld Gym Swim/DiveGuddiePool TennisRiveraLibrary VolleyballSmithAuditorium