Lacrosse is a sport with obvious risks and players can be injured during games, practices, or drills. A concussion is one possible injury that has received increased attention in recent years.
The State of Ohio recently passed House Bill 143, which legislates the actions required of coaches and officials in the event of concussion symptoms.
If your child exhibits symptoms of a concussion, our coaching staff have been directed to remove him/her immediately from the game or practice. Your child may not return to action until he/she is cleared to play lacrosse by a physician, even if the symptoms pass later that night or the next day. A signed and dated note stating their clearance is to be provided to the player’s head coach (who must submit the note to the Club Secretary)
All registered Mason Lacrosse Club coaches have been trained and certified in concussion awareness. Certification courses are recognized by the state of Ohio and meet the requirement mandated by Ohio HB 143. Certifications are conducted by:
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Concussion in Sports
National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) Concussion Training
You can find more information about concussions and the Ohio law by accessing the following link: