Our Players are NVYSL's most precious resource, and we'll work diligently to protect their health & safety.
Every member of our NVYSL Community - Players, Parents, Coaches, Referees, Administrators - is encouraged to review the growing literature and online resources describing concussions and brain injuries, including :
(1) CDC HeadsUp Concussion Awareness Resource Page : https://www.cdc.gov/HeadsUp/
(2) USSF Recognize to Recover Resource Page : http://www.recognizetorecover.org/
(3) USSF Recognize to Recover Video Experience : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbiFxxIGt4E&feature=youtu.be
A Referee who suspects a Player may have sustained a concussion will instruct the Player to leave the match, and may not permit the Player to return to play. These decisions are final, and are motivated by our mission to safeguard Player health.
Coaches & Parents who believe a Player has sustained a concussion are encouraged to seek assistance from a certified health professional to manage the Player's recovery. NVYSL and our member Clubs are ready to provide support and assistance at every stage in this process.