JCUSA is committed to supporting players effectively in all aspects of harm minimisation, and the assessment and treatment of concussion to create safe sporting environments.
As a player of a JCUSA facilitated sport you are aware of and agree to the following:
Any player who has sustained a concussion cannot return to play for at least 19 days and must submit an independent doctor complete Form 403 JCUSA Sport Medical Clearance Form via the JCUSA sport website page;
Accurately and honestly completing any version of a registration form to participate in a JCUSA facilitated sport, including documenting previous concussions or head trauma;
Report any potential concussion symptoms, they experience;
Report if they suspect a team mate or fellow player could have concussion;
Follow any medical advice they receive;
Adhering to the below recommendations if a concussion is suspected:
- Not be left alone initially (at least for the first 1–2 hours);
- Not drinking alcohol;
- Not using recreational drugs;
- Not taking certain prescription medications including aspirin; anti-inflammatory medications, sedative medications or strong pain-relieving medications;
- Not being sent home by themselves;
- Not driving a motor vehicle; and
- Seek the highest level of medical care reasonably available to ensure concussion is managed appropriately.
If JCUSA Sport and Recreation staff have advised you that you cannot play due to a suspected concussion do not enter any JCUSA field of play or any sporting initiative.
If you have sustained or had signs of concussion at another event/activity do not participate in our programs.
JCUSA Sport & Recreation is not liable if you have sustained or had signs of concussion in the past 19 days and have not disclosed it to JCUSA Sport & Recreation staff.
JCUSA supports the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement of "If in doubt, sit them out".