Please take the time to familiarize yourself with USA Hockey's protocols in case this becomes an issue with someone on your team. There are links to the protocols on both the coaches page and team managers page on our website. Additionally here is link that you can save:
Moving forward, we are requiring any player who is diagnosed with a concussion to provide their team manager with the signed USA Hockey Return to Play Form prior to them resuming practice or game play. Please note this form requires 3 signatures - Health Care Professional, Parent and Coach. Once this has been completed and all signatures obtained the form will be turned into the team manager for them to keep in their binder throughout the season. Here is a link to the form:
Lastly, We highly encourage everyone to download the CRR smartphone app. It's a fantastic tool to get you started in assessing a possible concussion and having the information to pass on to a Doctor.
Search "CRR App" in the Apple or Google Play Store
Please share this information with your assistant coaches so everyone on your team is in the loop. As always, thanks for your support of the safety of our players.