Concussion Protocols

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Concussion Management Protocol

The Olympia School District has established a concussion management protocol designed to safeguard our student-athletes.  This protocol includes three basic components: Every two years student-athletes participating in football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, volleyball, baseball and fastpitch are required to undergo a "Baseline" assessment (IMPACT TESTING) prior to the first day of practice.  This assessment is free of charge and conducted at the school by one of our on-site licensed Athletic Trainers.

  1. If a suspected head injury/concussion occurs in any sport/activity during a practice or game, the participant must be immediately removed and assessed, using the established "sideline protocol", by a licensed health care provider (athletic trainer or other provider) trained in concussion management and may not return until clearance is given by the licensed health care provider.
  2. If a concussion is confirmed, the student-athlete must participate in a post-injury treatment plan developed and supervised by a licensed heath care provider trained in concussion management, be free from all symptoms, and have a post-injury IMPACT test score at the baseline level prior to being considered for full participation clearance by the District/school licensed athletic trainer.  By OSD policy, the site Athletic Trainer has the final authority to clear an athlete for partial or full participation when returning from a concussion/head injury.