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COLBORNE CURLING CLUB

POLICY

It is the commitment of the Colborne Curling Club to provide a safe environment for those participating in any sporting event at our facility by increasing awareness of concussions including long-term effects and prevention.

PROCEDURE REMOVAL AND RETURN TO PLAY FOR YOUTH/ADULT

 Rowan’s law regulations state every sports organization is required to identify a designated person(s) as having responsibilities under the removal-from-sport and the return-to-sport protocol. The designates are required to be clear about who is responsible under the protocols
Designates for Colborne Curling Club will include all skips, drawmasters and Director of Membership and Leagues.
Under the Removal-from-Sport protocol of the Colborne Curling Club a designated person(s) skips and drawmasters is/are responsible for ensuring:

THE REMOVAL FROM PLAY OF MEMBERS WHO -

•    have been identified as having a concussion or suspected concussion. (blow to head, neck or face or a blow to the body that transmits a force to the head)
•    are unconscious - designate will initiate emergency action plan call 911. Even if consciousness is regained participant must be seen by medical doctor.
•    Designate will advise the member/emergency contact or guardian if person is under18, that they are required to have a medical assessment before returning to play.
•    If member is under 18 the parent/guardian will be given a Colborne Curling Club Removal and Return-to-Sport protocol as soon as possible.
•    Designates will Initiate incident report and place in wall pocket in lounge area for the Director of Membership and Leagues.

  RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL:

•    A player who has sustained a concussion or has a suspected concussion may not return to play until permitted to in accordance to the Return to Play Protocol of the Colborne Curling Club. Members need to have a medical assessment.
•    A member who has NOT been diagnosed with a concussion is permitted to return to play.
•    If the member is 18 or younger the parents/guardian will provide confirmation of assessments to the Director of Membership and Leagues specifically that they have undergone a medical assessment by physician/nurse practitioner and not been diagnosed with a concussion and has been medically cleared to return to play
•    A youth/member with a diagnosed concussion can return to play once they have completed the following 5 steps, have been cleared by the physician/nurse practitioner and provided confirmation of medical clearance to the Director of Membership and Leagues.

THE FIVE STEPS TO RETURN TO PLAY:

STEP#1:

NO ACTIVITY COMPLETE REST. ONCE SYMPTOMS HAVE SUBSIDED CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN BEFORE BEGINNING A STEP-WISE RETURN TO PLAY PROCESS.

STEP#2:

LIGHT AEROBIC EXERCISE START WITH WALKING OR STATIONARY CYCLING UNDER SUPERVISION INCREASE INTENSITY IF NO SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS DURING EXERCISE OR THE NEXT DAY.  IF SYMPTOMS RE-OCCUR RETURN TO REST. IF NO SYMPTOMS PROCEED TO STEP #3.

STEP#3:

TRAINING DRILLS – NO JARRING OR CONTACT – IF SYMPTOMATIC RETURN TO REST – IF NO SYMPTOMS PROCEED TO STEP #4

STEP#4:

BEGIN PRACTICE - RETURN TO REST IF SYMPTOMS OCCUR – IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST CONSULT WITH PHYSICIAN – IF NO SYMPTOMS PROCEED TO STEP#5

STEP#5:

RETURN TO PLAY – IF SYMPTOMS RETURN CONSULT PHYSICIAN


PLAYER MUST BRING MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION AND GIVE TO DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP AND LEAGUES BEFORE BEING ABLE TO RETURN TO CURLING. PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST SHARE ALL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEMBERS UNDER 18 WITH THE DESIGNATED PERSON. PARENTS SHOULD BE INFORMED OF THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARING INFORMATION WITH ANY OTHER SPORTS ORGANIZATION THAT THE MEMBER IS ASSOCIATED.

THE REGULATIONS STATE THAT A DESIGNATED PERSON MAY RELY ON THE INFORMATION DISCLOSED BY THE ATHLETE OR THE PARENT/GUARDIAN IF MEMBER IS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE IN CARRYING OUT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE COLBORNE CURLING CLUB RETURN-TO-SPORT PROTOCOL

SAFETY:

CONCUSSION PREVENTION - THE THREE E’S

1.    ENGINEERING: CHILDREN SHOULD WEAR APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT THAT FITS PROPERLY AND IS WELL MAINTAINED.

2.    EDUCATION: EDUCATE THE CHILDREN ABOUT CONCUSSION AND ENFORCE THE SAFETY RULES FOR CURLING. CONCUSSIONS ARE INVISIBLE INJURIES MAKING IT IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH THE PEOPLE SURROUNDING THEM. EDUCATE THEM FOR THE FUTURE.

3.    EQUIPMENT: PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT CAN REDUCE RISK AND SEVERITY OF INJURY TO THE FACE AND SKULL. THERE IS NO CONCUSSION PROOF HELMET HOWEVER WEARING HEAD PROTECTION WILL REDUCE RISKS.

The following individual(s) is/are recognized by the Colborne Curling Club as the “designated person(s) with respect to the Removal-from-Sport and the Return-to-Sport protocols for the Colborne Curling Club:

Names of Designated person(s):






Date:

Term of Designation:




References:
Parachute Canada.ca 2019
CurlON 2020
Revised : July 2020
Board Approved: September 2020