FOR PARENTS OF STUDENT-ATHLETES:
Concussion education & Impact baseline sessions
The concussion education presentation is required of everyone this year as updates were made. Virginia law and Diocese of Arlington policy necessitate our educational efforts especially because of the importance of this knowledge and increased level of risk among sport participants.
Before attending the Impact test session, you will need to review the educational PowerPoint about concussion injury with a parent, then print & complete the consent form. The presentation is found online at www.johnpaulathletics.org under the Files tab.
All new, incoming or transfer student-athletes must accomplish the baseline testing prior to participation/ competition. The completed consent form & $30 fee should be brought to the test session. The fee may also be paid via PaySImple (bring consent & receipt). Returning athletes entering junior year must update their baseline tests, now with a $30 fee. Athletes diagnosed with a concussion in the past athletic year need to complete an updated baseline one year out from the sport season on injury occurrence (at no additional cost, as a continuation of the injury case file after resolution). Parents may elect to test their child any/ every year if they wish. We are now expanding the baseline offering as optional to any JP students doing club or extracurricular sports activity occurring outside of JP, under the same consent form/ fee requirements.
Baseline testing sessions are done in small group formats, only on campus, utilizing the computer lab with limited seats, and are scheduled seasonally prior to all/any sports’ tryouts. The sessions are logistically assigned by teams, to easily divide the hundreds of students in need annually.
Athletes should report to room 162 with the completed consent form and $30 fee/ receipt in hand. Parents are welcome to come observe if they wish. All athletes need to be physically rested (not exercising within the 3 hours before) when they sit for the baseline. Contact the athletic trainer, Annemarie Francis with questions or concerns by email: Annemarie.firstname.lastname@example.org