Everyone reading this announcement should view the video on recognizing and managing concussions. It is presented by US Soccer and highlights the
important role parents, players, coaches, referees and health professionals
play in the return to play process; it is available here:
If the referee believes a player may have sustained a concussion, the player will be told to leave the match and may not return to play. Players, coaches, and parents must not dispute such decisions! NVYLS referees have received concussion education and have been instructed to err on the side of caution. Concussions may occur even without a direct blow to the head and symptoms may not be immediately apparent.