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Concussions

Schools shall abide by rules in the Constitution, by rules in the By-Laws, by rules in the Contest Rules, by rules in the TAPPS News Briefs, by regulations issued from the TAPPS office in the coaches and administrator’s sports manuals, and other official notices from the TAPPS office.  Where any term or section of the Contest Rules and/or the coaches and administrators’ sports manuals is found to be inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws, the Constitution and By-Laws shall prevail and apply and the re­maining terms and sections of the Contest Rules and/or the coaches and administrator’s sports manuals shall continue in effect.

  1. CONCUSSIONS
    • Each TAPPS athletic director and coach will receive training in Concussion Management on an annual basis.
    • Any player who shows signs, symptoms or behaviors associated with a concussion
      • Must be removed from the contest
      • May not return to play on the same day
      • Shall not return until cleared to play by an appropriate health-care professional as determined by the school administrator.
      • Written clearance must be obtained from the appropriate health care professional prior to student participation in any
        1. Practice
        2. Scrimmage
        3. Athletic Contest
      • A report of all concussions will be made to the TAPPS office