On June 30th of last year, Michigan was the 39th state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and the return to athletic activity. Our organization therefore needs to provide education material on the sign/symptoms and consequences of concussions to each youth athlete and their parents/guardians and obtained a signed statement acknowledging receipt of the information for the organizing entity to keep on record. Athletes are not allowed to participate in any sport until one is on file. We only need to collect one and it will be valid for the athlete's longevity in Dorr Rec.
The law also requires immediate removal of an athlete from physical participation in an athletic activity who is suspected of sustaining a concussion. The student athlete must then receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional before he or she can return to physical activity.
The week of 8/4-8/8 will be Dorr Rec's Concussion Awareness week. Check our facebook "Dorr Recreation Programs" for facts and helpful information regarding concussions.
Dorr Recreation is not connected with any of the township offices. Our positions are not on the township ballots, and we are not voted into office by the residents of the community.
Dorr Rec is a non profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. We organize all of the youth sports activities in our community, and strive to create the best environment possible for the enrichment of our community's youth.
Our meetings are open to the public and fall on the last Wednesday of each month. If you wish to get involved, become a trustee or board member, we don't require a petition with a minimum number of signatures. Simply contact us at email@example.com, come to our monthly meetings, and tell us where your passions are to get involved with our youth activities.
A Statistical Analysis of Youth Football Players Aged 9-13 Years. An April 2002 study by the Sports Medicine Center at the Mayo Clinic shows, among other things, that “the risk of injury in youth football does not appear greater than other recreational or competitive sports.” While many studies have been done on football players in the past, most of them focus on the high school age or older. As outlined in the report, “the purpose of the project was to determine the risk of injury in youth football games.”After receiving written consent from all of the parents, the researchers studied over 900 youth football players, ranging in age from 9-13, for an entire season. The study concluded that “youth football injuries are uncommon. Most injuries are mild.