Please refer to the details in this section should a player suffer a head injury or concussion. This section is intended to provide information on how to recognise concussion and on how concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to safe return to football.
Safely Manage Head Injuries and Concussion
The FA's Concussion Guidelines
Pocket Recognition Tool Concussion
Harpenden Colts Inury Report (Including Head Injury) Form.docx
- If you have a player in your squad who suffers a head injury with or without suspected concussion during training or in a match, it's imperative that you inform the player's parents or carer of such an incident as soon as possible. In addition the coach contacts the Year Group Lead and the Child Welfare Team providing name, squad and details of the incident.
- In the event of concussion/suspected concussion, also request that parents inform the player's school and any other contacts with responsibility for caring for that individual while they are in the rest period of recovery from concussion. The rest period after a concussion injury is a minimum of 14 days when that person must rest from any sports activities, such as PE.
Currently or in the future you may have a player in your squad with a severe allergy that once triggered, may require an epi-pen to be administered. The
FA Emergency Aid course does not cover how to administer an epi-pen. In severe allergic reactions, an epi-pen would need to be administered as soon as possible and training on how to give this medication is important.
you carry an epi-pen in your first aid kit for a player and you have that player's parents consent to use it during an emergency but you still wish to know more about the correct method of administering an epi-pen, please access the free course in the link