Important Information on Concussions (Click Here)

According to the Center of Disease Control, a concussion is "A type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth."

US Soccer defines concussions as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. Several common features that incorporate

  • Concussion may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or elsewhere on the body with an "impulsive" force transmitted to the head.
  • Concussion typically results in the rapid onset of short-lived impairment of neurological function that resolves spontaneously.
  • Concussion may result in neuropathological changes, but the acute clinical symptoms largely reflect a functional disturbance rather than structural injury.
  • Concussion results in a graded set of clinical syndromes that may or may not involve loss of consciousness. Resolution of the clinical and cognitive symptoms typically follows a sequential course.
  • Concussion is typically associated with grossly normal structural neuroimaging studies.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.

US Soccer and the Center for Disease Control has implemented the "HEAD'S UP" initiative in regards to concussions for National team players. This information is so important that the EGSL is providing the information directly from the US Soccer website so that players, parents and coaches can be better informed on the signs and symptoms of possible concussions.

League games are not more important than player safety and the EGSL encourages ALL players, parents and coaches to know the signs and symptoms thru education.

Below are several links that should be reviewed by ALL participants.

FROM THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL:

There is so much information on the CDC website that can help every player, parent and/or coach in understanding concussions.

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/index.html

FROM US SOCCER:

http://www.ussoccer.com/About/Federation-Services/Sports-Medicine.aspx

The links below are from the US Soccer website. The subject lines below are very important for players, parents and coaches. The EGSL recommends printing the pdfs off of the US Soccer website, reading the information and keeping it handy in case of a potential concussion situation.

There is also an app for your smart phone that can be downloaded that is provided by the CDC called "HEADS UP CONCUSSION" https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heads-up-app/id668188486. This application is full of information that you can keep with you if you need a quick reference to signs and symptoms, danger signs, etc. It's a FREE application that you hopefully never need but if you do, you're prepared!

You can never be too cautious when it comes to potential concussions. Err on the side of caution and safety when head injuries occur. Remember the player is more important than the game and the player may not always be in the right frame of mind to decide if they are capable of re-entering the game after a head injury.

More information can be found at www.ussoccer.com > sports medicine OR http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports

Important Information on Concussions (Click Here)

According to the Center of Disease Control, a concussion is "A type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth."

US Soccer defines concussions as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. Several common features that incorporate

  • Concussion may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or elsewhere on the body with an "impulsive" force transmitted to the head.
  • Concussion typically results in the rapid onset of short-lived impairment of neurological function that resolves spontaneously.
  • Concussion may result in neuropathological changes, but the acute clinical symptoms largely reflect a functional disturbance rather than structural injury.
  • Concussion results in a graded set of clinical syndromes that may or may not involve loss of consciousness. Resolution of the clinical and cognitive symptoms typically follows a sequential course.
  • Concussion is typically associated with grossly normal structural neuroimaging studies.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.

US Soccer and the Center for Disease Control has implemented the "HEAD'S UP" initiative in regards to concussions for National team players. This information is so important that the EGSL is providing the information directly from the US Soccer website so that players, parents and coaches can be better informed on the signs and symptoms of possible concussions.

League games are not more important than player safety and the EGSL encourages ALL players, parents and coaches to know the signs and symptoms thru education.

Below are several links that should be reviewed by ALL participants.

FROM THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL:

There is so much information on the CDC website that can help every player, parent and/or coach in understanding concussions.

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/index.html

FROM US SOCCER:

http://www.ussoccer.com/About/Federation-Services/Sports-Medicine.aspx

The links below are from the US Soccer website. The subject lines below are very important for players, parents and coaches. The EGSL recommends printing the pdfs off of the US Soccer website, reading the information and keeping it handy in case of a potential concussion situation.

There is also an app for your smart phone that can be downloaded that is provided by the CDC called "HEADS UP CONCUSSION" https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heads-up-app/id668188486. This application is full of information that you can keep with you if you need a quick reference to signs and symptoms, danger signs, etc. It's a FREE application that you hopefully never need but if you do, you're prepared!

You can never be too cautious when it comes to potential concussions. Err on the side of caution and safety when head injuries occur. Remember the player is more important than the game and the player may not always be in the right frame of mind to decide if they are capable of re-entering the game after a head injury.

More information can be found at www.ussoccer.com > sports medicine OR http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports

Phone In Your Scores!

SCORE REPORTING – CALL IN VIA PHONE:

HOME TEAM is responsible for calling in the score within 3 hours of game ending.

1.       Call, toll free 866.334.6294. When prompted, say or enter the PIN# of the EGSL which is 1123.

2.       You will then be told the division, teams playing and field location - if this information is correct, confirm by saying "yes"

3.       When asked, say or enter the score for each team, then confirm.

4.       Say goodbye or hang up. IMPORTANT ~ you MUST call in the score or you will not be able to access the online stats until the score has been called in. ONLY HOME TEAM CALLS IN SCORE.

5.       If you call in the wrong score, you can call in again and correct the score. It will over-ride the score in the system.

6.       Please pay attention to the GAME # of the score you are reporting. If you call in the score to the WRONG GAME #, you need to notify admin@elitegirlssoccerleague.com so the score can be corrected. You will need to email the wrong game number so it can be corrected.

7.       If the home team does not report the score within 3 hours of the end of the game, the visiting team can call the score in without notifying the EGSL.

SCORE REPORTING – VIA PhoneItIn application on a smart phone:

From your smart phone (Android or Iphone), download the free application “PhoneItIn” by Demosphere. Once you have downloaded the application you will use the PIN# for our league 1123 and your Game #. Once those are entered, the game information will appear. Confirm the information is correct and then follow the simple instructions for entering the score of the game and then save. It’s very simple and takes less than 30 seconds to submit the score. ONLY HOME TEAM POSTS THE SCORE.

A New Face for EGSL!

EGSL has recently launched their new website, so please check back often for updates and news!

EGSL has also recently launched its new social media accounts and we want you to follow us!  Follow us on Twitter (@egslsoccer), Instagram (egslsoccer) or like us on Facebook (Elite Girls Soccer League).  You can also simply click the icons on our home page to be brought the corresponding accounts!  We look forward to interacting with our fans in the social media world and promoting our players on many platforms!

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