OLM ATHLETICS CONCUSSION POLICY
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, all student-athletes will be required to take a baseline concussion test using the IMPACT program. This test must be completed prior to the start of the season in order for the athlete to be cleared for competition. The IMPACT Baseline Test is valid for one full school year, so each student-athlete need take it only one time per school year.
- Go to www.impacttestonline.com/testing
- Enter the code for OLM (case sensitive): 7B6D539B4A
- Select “Launch Baseline Test“
- Complete the test. Takes 20-30 minutes.
- Sign off when you are done and return to the coach.
- Bring completed form to practice and give to Coach Casey.
All parents/ guardians are required to read the NYS Athlete Fact Sheet on Concussions and sign and return the accompanying Parent/ Guardian Acknowledgement Form to the coaches at the beginning of the season.
WHEN A CONCUSSION IS SUSTAINED
Athletes in all sports are required to follow the New York State “Return to Play” protocol in order to be reinstated to participation following the diagnosis of a concussion. This requires a coordinated effort among the Athletic Director, Athletic Trainer, and School Nurse, as well as the athlete’s primary care physician. All athletes and parents are required to read and sign the NYS Scholastic Athlete Fact Sheet on Concussion before interscholastic permission will be permitted.
Further information on the NYS Concussion Protocol is available at www.NYSPHSAA.org.