We encourage all families to educate themselves on Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletics to ensure the safety of their athletes.
Safety and prevention is a priority to Lucky Lax which is why we have partnered with Orthopedic One. The partnership provides services and benefits to enhance the experience for all members of Lucky Lax, including players, families, coaches, and directors. Certain Lucky Lax events will have a certified athletic trainer on site for set hours and a 24 hour hotline to respond to any acute injury that may take place, and to provide general first aid and sports medicine assistance. Certified athletic trainers can prevent, assess and treat athletes, as well as direct access to a musculoskeletal physician, when needed.
The State of Ohio has enacted the Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletics. This law requires coaches, parents and young athletes to review information on this condition.
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.
To educate parents and youth athletics about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest, parents and athletes are required to watch a required video and read an informational handout. A signature form is required to participate in ANY Lucky Lax Event. Links are below:
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.