Concussion:

Concussion Information Concussion (from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/signs_symptoms.html) What are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion? Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens. Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion. Symptoms of concussion: -Difficulty thinking clearly -Headache -Fuzzy or blurry vision -Irritability -Sleeping more than usual -Feeling slowed down -Nausea or vomiting (early on -Dizziness -Sadness -Sleep less than usual -Difficulty concentrating -Sensitivity to noise or light -Balance problems -More emotional -Trouble falling asleep -Difficulty remembering new information -Feeling tired, having no energy -Nervousness or anxiety Some of these symptoms may appear right away, while others may not be noticed for days or months after the injury, or until the person starts resuming their everyday life and more demands are placed upon them. Sometimes, people do not recognize or admit that they are having problems. Others may not understand why they are having problems and what their problems really are, which can make them nervous and upset. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be difficult to sort out. Early on, problems may be missed by the person with the concussion, family members, or doctors. People may look fine even though they are acting or feeling differently. When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Danger Signs in Children Take your child to the emergency department right away if they received a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, and: -Headache that gets worse and does not go away. -Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination. -Repeated vomiting or nausea. -Slurred speech -Will not stop crying and cannot be consoled. -Will not eat. The people checking on you should take you to an emergency department right away if you: -Look very drowsy or cannot be awakened. -Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other. -Have convulsions or seizures. -Cannot recognize people or places. -Are getting more and more confused, restless, or agitated. -Have unusual behavior. -Lose consciousness (a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously and the person should be carefully monitored). For CDC’s Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet, please go to this link: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/pdf/Parent_Athlete_Info_Sheet-a.pdf

Media Release:

I (we), Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) of this child we are registering hereby grant(s) permission to Twin Cities Soccer Academy (TCSA), its agents and assigns, to use the registered child’s photo or video, and likeness for the purpose of promotion by TCSA for all forms, media and manners, for the following, but not limited to, news releases, photographs, video, audio, website, marketing, advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition for an indefinite period of time. I give unrestricted permission for images, videos, and recordings of the child to be used in print, video, digital and internet media. I agree that these images and/or voice recordings may be used for a variety of purposes and that these images may be used without further notifying me. I further acknowledge that I will not be compensated for these uses and TCSA owns all rights to the images, videos, and recordings, and to any derivative works created from them. I waive any right to inspect the uses of any printed or electronic copy. I hereby release TCSA and its agents and assigns from any claims that may arise from these uses, including without limitation claims of defamation or invasion of privacy, or of infringement of moral rights or rights of publicity or copyright. This Release expresses the complete understanding of the parties.

Weather Policy:

If lightning is within five miles, with or without hearing thunder, the game(s) or practice(s) should be suspended and shelter sought. (A rough guideline is to measure the time between the lightning flash and hearing the corresponding thunder. If it is 30 seconds or less, seek shelter.) Camps will be adjusted as the heat index rises. There is no refunds due to weather. 

Cancellations/Refunds:

All cancellations for camps and training are subject to a 3.0% service fee.  To receive a full refund, minus the service fee be sure to cancel 14 days before camp start date.  

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