Flathead Valley Little Guy Football (FVF) recognizes that concussion and head trauma can result from contact sports such as football. FVF further recognizes that most States, including Montana, have enacted legislation (i.e. the Dylan Steiger’s Protection of Youth Athletes Act) which promote further safety of youth athletes related to head injuries/concussions. FVF desires to have a policy/guideline designed to increase awareness of issues related to concussion/head trauma, increase awareness of signs/symptoms of concussion/head trauma so players may be removed from play and take reasonable steps to insure appropriate evaluation before allowing players to return to play following concussion. This policy/guideline is not intended to create legal standards for concussions/head trauma prevention, protection or treatment as concussions and head trauma will occur during youth athletic despite reasonable efforts to protect against them. FVF, FVF coaches, and all parents/legal guardians recognize that concussion/head trauma can still occur despite reasonable efforts to mitigate and address concussion/head trauma because football is a voluntary contact sport.
Below you will find download links to the FVF Concussion Policy and the Acknowledgment Form. The form must be filled out prior to the season beginning.