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Requirement: Training
Parents and student athletes play a pivotal role in ensuring a student’s safety in extracurricular school sports. It is critical that parents and students learn the symptoms and dangers of sports-related head injuries and the elements of a safe return to play. Any student playing in extracurricular school sports and their parent must take the MDPH approved annual training every year. Below are options for this training: These trainings are free of charge to the athletes and parents. Parents will need to sign off both they and their child have completed the training during registration. This training only needs to be completed once every year.


HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training

NFHS Concussion In Sports: Online Training

NFHS Concussions for Students: Online Training

 
Requirement: Baseline Testing 
Impact testing establishes a base-line measurement of your "cognitive abilities". Notice it doesn't say "intelligence"! This isn't an IQ test, it's a test for things like reaction time, verbal memory, attention, and spatial relations. All things that can be affected when concussed.
These measurements show if, and how badly, a concussion is (should you get one at all). 

The Test is provided free of charge and needs to be completed once every year if an athlete is participating in any of the following sports. Testing dates are setup prior to the start of the season and test are administered by our athletic trainer.

Fall- Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Cheer

Winter- Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Ice Hockey, Girls Ice Hockey, Cheer, and Wrestling

Spring- Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse, and Girls Lacrosse

For more information regarding Impact Testing click on the following link Impact Test Website 

 
Requirement: Concussion Protocol
Saugus High School has established the following Concussion Protocol for all student-athletes in our interscholastic programs, which is in compliance to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 111, Section 222. All parents and student athletes are expected to be familiar with its contents.
Any student-athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be removed from play immediately and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional.


Saugus High School Concussion protocol Document