Rugby Canada Launches PlaySmart
About Rugby Canada’s PlaySmart
Rugby Canada PlaySmart is a Player Welfare program that aims to educate Players, Parents, Coaches, Match Officials and Administrators on the safety of rugby across Canada.
The health and safety of every player across the country is of paramount importance and Rugby Canada strives to ensure a safe playing environment at all levels. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that all players are protected by ensuring that the game is played safely.
As of February 1st 2016, in the interest of player safety, Rugby Canada will be implementing the Rugby Canada PlaySmart program, whichrecommends that everyone involved at all levels of the game complete the World Rugby RugbyReady and World Rugby Concussion Management for the General Public modules.
On field management of concussion or suspected concussion at training or during a match
Any player with concussion or suspected concussion should be immediately and permanently removed from training or play. Appropriate emergency management procedures must be followed especially if a neck injury is suspected. In this instance the player should only be removed by emergency healthcare professionals with appropriate spinal care training.
Once safely removed, the injured player must not return to any activity that day and should be medically assessed.
For more information on PlaySmart please visit: playsmart.rugbycanada.ca
Rugby Canada PlaySmart