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OHF Concussion Code of Conduct

The OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources must be reviewed before you can register/participate in the OHF.
Applicable age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources are located at www.ontario.ca/concussions

OHF Concussion Code of Conduct 2019-2020
I will help prevent concussions by my commitment to:

  • Wearing the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly;
  • Respecting the rules of my sport or activity; and
  • My commitment to fair play and respect for all* (respecting other athletes, coaches, team trainers and officials).
I will care for my and others health and safety by taking concussions seriously, and I understand that:
  • A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects; 
  • A blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion; and 
  • A person doesn’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
I will commit to:
  • report any possible concussion received during participation in the OHF to a designated person; 
  • recognizing a concussion or possible concussion and the reporting to a designated person when an individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion;
  • sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of a removal from sport with the Player’s school and other sport organization with which the player has registered;
  • sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of a concussion that have occurred outside of participation in the OHF to a designated person with your/individual’s Team;
  • Complete Injury Report Forms in a timely manner and ensure they are submitted to the Member;
  • Give commitment to providing opportunities before and after each training, practice and competition to enable participants to discuss potential issues related to concussions; and
  • Maintain an open dialogue with all athletes and participants (and parents/guardians in cases of minors) about their health and any signs and symptoms of concussion they may experience.
I will commit to respect the OHF Removal and Return to Play Protocol by:
  • Understanding that if I have a suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and that I will not be able to return to training, practice or competition until I undergo a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to training, practice or competition;
  • Understanding I will have to be medically cleared by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner before returning to training, practice or competition;
  • Respect the roles and responsibilities of all coaches and health care professionals in Return to Play protocol; and
  • Respond appropriately with Return to Play protocols if a participant is experiencing concussion related symptoms or if you suspect any participant has sustained a concussion.