The priority of John Paul II Catholic High School athletics is the safety of our student-athletes. If a student-athlete exhibits signs and symptoms consistent with a concussion (even if not formally diagnosed), the student-athlete is to be removed from play (game, practice, or conditioning) on that day.
Student-athletes are encouraged to report their own symptoms or to report if peers have concussion symptoms. Coaches, parents, volunteers, first responders, licensed athletic trainers (if available), are responsible for removing a student-athlete from play if they suspect a concussion.
Following the injury, the student-athlete should be evaluated by a qualified medical professional with training in concussion management. In order for a student-athlete to return to play without restrictions, he/she must have written clearance from appropriate medical personnel. The form that should be used for this written clearance is posted on the Forms page.