Safety

Beaverton Youth Football is excited to partner with your player and you to learn the sport of football, sportsmanship, character, and team work. We believe participation in football has a multitude of benefits for our youth. We recognize it is a contact sport with inherit risk and through our partnership with USA Football we coach it to be played as safely as possible.

  • All coaches are required to take an on-line "tackling" certification course by USA Football, as well as the on-field heads up tackling training.
  • All coaches are required to take a concussion training course and be certified in identifying concussion symptoms.
  • All parents, during the registration process, should have been prompted to a link where they could also review the symptoms of concussions.
  • The league is implementing a safety tracker where coaches will be required to fill out details of any injury requiring medical treatment or removal of a player from a game. Details of how the incident occurred will be tracked by the league, and where needed, rules and/or practices may be modified to reduce and/or eliminate future occurrences from happening.

Mandatory Concussion Reporting Form

TVYFL is requiring same day reporting of injuries that sideline a player from practice or games. Beaverton Youth Football will use the data we collect to identify patterns and develop solutions.

For concussion symptom injuries use this online form. Or the printable Concussion Documentation form and email forms to president@beavertonfootball.com and safety@beavertonfootball.com on the same day the injury occurs.



 
Mandatory Non-Concussion Injury Reporting Form

For non-concussion symptom injuries use this online form.

 
Safety Resources for Coaches

TVYFL_Concussion Sideline Documentation Form

TVYFL_Concussion Sideline Management

OSAA Heat Index

2015 Blindside Blocking Experiment (Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska)

Injury and Concussion Action Plan

  1. Remove athlete from play.
  2. Ensure athlete is evaluated by an appropriate health care professional. Do not try to judge the seriousness of the injury yourself.
  3. Inform athlete's parents or guardians about the known or possible concussion/injury and give them the fact sheet on concussion.
  4. File Mandatory Report Form (Above) by midnight day of concussion symptoms/injury.
  5. Allow athlete to return to play only with written permission from an appropriate health care professional. See Bylaw Title 8 Article 2. For concussions follow perscribed return to play protocol or the return to play protocol outlined below:

Concussion Return to play protocol

Step 1: Begin with light aerobic exercise only to increase an athlete's heart rate - five to 10 minutes on an exercise bike, walking or light jogging. No weight lifting at this point.

Step 2: Continue with activities to increase the athlete's heart rate with body or head movement. This includes moderate joggings, brief running, moderate stationary biking and moderate weight lifting (reduced time and weight from an athlete's normal routine).

Step 3: Add heavy non-contact physical activity, such as sprinting, high intensity stationary biking, regular weight lifting routines and non-contact sport-specific drills.

Step 4: Athlete may return to practice and full contact in controlled practice.

Step 5: Athlete may return to football competition.