Our commercial insurance carrier requires us to have a concussion protocol in place should an injury ever occur where a concussion is suspected or even a remote possibility. Here is our policy:
In the event that an injury occurs during a Kids, Incorporated sponsored activity, and where a possible head injury is involved, the Kids, Incorporated office should be notified immediately. Generally, our paid officials will contact our Director of Programs, Jerry Branch, should an event of this nature occur.
Kids, Incorporated will require a "Permission To Return" document from a licensed, medically-trained professional, before allowing the player to participate in future scheduled activities.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Jerry Branch at 806-376-5936.
Here at Kids, Incorporated, none of us claim to be experts on the subject of concussion, or any other type of injury. Unfortunately, injuries occur. Not only in the sports world, but in everyday life.
We believe our role is to provide parents, coaches, officials, and other volunteers who work with children in our program with educational material from credible sources. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of those credible sources.
Please take time to visit their website and review concussion materials specifically designed for youth sports programs like ours. The links below will take you to their website. We are grateful to the CDC for making these materials available free of charge. Click here to go to the CDC Youth Sports HEADS UP page.