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Safety Plan and Protocols

Concussion Facts

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Return to Play Protocol

CA STATE LAW AB 2127 STATES THAT RETURN TO PLAY (I.E., COMPETITION) CANNOT BE SOONER THAN 7 DAYS AFTER EVALUATION LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WHO HAS MADE THE DIAGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION, AND ONLY AFTER COMPLETING A GRADUATED RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL. 

Injury Report

Documentation of injury needs to completed the same day of an injury to a 5CYFL player/cheerleader and submitted to a board member before the end of the day.  An email should be sent to our info@5cyfl.com with a review of the injury and circumstances surrounding the injury.  

Heads Up Football & Hydration

Traditionally, the beginning of football season is characterized by hot, practices and hard work in equipment. But the combination of enviornment, equipment and intensity can place athletes at risk of heat illness. Heat illness represent conditions resulting from heat stress, which can be imposed by a number of factors, but usually result from the enviornment or the body creating this h eat load itself. Heat illnesses can range from minor to severe, and, in particular, exertional heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency. Athletes may not realize when they are reaching their limits and continue to pus hard at practice. It is important to reduce the risk and learn to recognize and manage heat illnesses. Click the link below to learn more about heat illness and the importance of Hydration.