In consideration of participating in the Gymnastics Center of Chattanooga activities, I represent that I understand the nature of this Activity and that I and/or the child I am responsible for, are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I acknowledge that if I believe event conditions are unsafe, I will immediately discontinue participation in the Activity.
I fully understand that this Activity involves risks of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death, which may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the "releasees" named below; and that there may be other risks either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, cost, and damages I incur as a result of in my participation in the Activity.
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A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a "ding," "getting our bell rung" or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Did You Know?
• Most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness.
• Athletes who have at any point in their lives, had a concussion have an increased risk for another concussion.
• Young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion?
Signs Observed by Coaching Staff: appears dazed or stunned, is confused about assignment or instructions, moves clumsily, answers questions slowly, loses consciousness, shows mood, behavior or personality changes, can't recall events prior to blow or fall, can't recall events after hit or fall.
Symptoms Reported by Athletes: headache or "pressure" in head, nausea or vomiting, balance problems or dizziness, double or blurry vision, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noise, feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy, concentration or memory problems, confusion, just not "feeling right" or "feeling down."
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury.
If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion after a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body, s/he should be kept out of practice the day of the injury and until a health care provider says s/he is symptom-free and it's OK to return to play.
What Should you do if you think your Athlete has a Concussion?
If you suspect that your child has a concussion, remove the child from practice and seek medical attention. Do not try and judge the severity of the injury yourself. Keep the child out of practice the day of the injury and until a health care provider says s/he is symptom-free and it's OK to return to play.
After reading this information, I am aware of the following information:
• A concussion is a brain injury which should be reported to parents, coaches and/or a medical professional.
• A concussion cannot be "seen." Some symptoms might be present right away. Other symptoms can show up hours or days after an injury.
• After a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body, an athlete should receive immediate medical attention if there are any danger signs such as loss consciousness, repeated vomiting or a headache that gets worse.
• After a concussion, the brain needs time to heal. I understand that after one concussion, the brain is more likely to suffer another concussion or more serious brain injury if return to practice occurs before the concussion symptoms go away.
• Sometimes a repeat concussion can cause serious and long-lasting problems and even death.