KLL offers the following information on concussions for all its coaches, assistant coaches and team managers. This particular training resource has been developed by Dr. Shelina Babel, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit and BC Children’s Hospital (cattonline.com). Please review carefully.
At the coaches’ meeting in March, the following Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) Course for Coaches will be introduced.
This CATT Course for Coaches is 40-minutes long and provides a useful education on concussions. There are 6 short modules to watch with an appropriate quiz at the end of each section. We encourage all KLL coaches, assistant coaches and team managers to complete this online educational tool.
Upon the successful completion of this CATT course for coaches, participants will receive a certificate. Please email CATT certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org for our records. Thank you.
What to do if a player’s head injury is not an emergency?
- Remove the individual from the playing field and do not let them return to play for the remainder of the day.
- Do not leave the injured player alone.
- Watch for (and record if any) new symptoms.
- Notify ASAP the parents or emergency contacts of injured player
- Player should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible.
Return to Sport Guideline
How can a player return to baseball following a concussion?
Medical clearance by an appropriate physician is strongly recommended. The following link to Parachute Canada’s website provides an example of what this medical clearance might look like.
A useful guideline for coaches to review has been developed by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSESSMENT
What you do if you suspect a player has sustained a severe head injury or shows any one of the red flags during a game?
- Call 911 - provide KLL baseball field name and locations
- Do not move injured player
- Appoint someone to stay with injured player and monitor them until Emergency Services arrive.
- Inform paramedics of ePACT player information
- Notify the player’s parents’ or emergency contacts if unavailable.
- Complete a Concussion Incident Report
(Source: BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, version 3, updated Jan 2018)