The FMYLA Board supports the concussion protocols prescribed by US Lacrosse (see link below), including strict adherence to the reporting and removal from play when a player exhibits signs/symptoms of a concussion.



Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion Those suggested by the Centers for Disease Control (2012) in their lacrosse specific Heads Up materials:

Signs Observed by Others

• Appears dazed or stunned

• Is confused about assignment or position

• Forgets an instruction

• Is unsure of game, score or opponent

• Moves clumsily

• Answers questions slowly

• Loses consciousness (even briefly)

• Shows mood, behavior or personality changes

• Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall

• Can’t recall events after hit or fall

Symptoms Reported by Athlete

• Headache or “pressure” in head

• Nausea or vomiting

• Balance problems or dizziness

• Double or blurry vision

• Sensitivity to light or noise

• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy

• Concentration or memory problems

• Confusion

• Does not “feel right” or is “feeling down"