St. Peter's Prep Lacrosse

St. Peter's Prep

St. Peter’s Prep Sports Medicine Info Sheet

Athletic Trainer: Joseph Lisella MS, ATC Email: Cell: 973-907-6428 Office Phone: 201-547-2306/2307 (treatment room)

Physicals and Paperwork: MAGNUS online database MUST have these documents uploaded before the start of the season (March 1st). Will not be permitted to practice until these forms are uploaded Contact Athletic Trainer as soon as possible with any issues ImPACT Concussion Baseline Testing- must have baseline on file (2 year window) Emails have been sent to athletes who are due for a new baseline this season: MUST be completed before the start of the season (March 1st)

Athletic Training Information: Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Parent or Guardian will always be notified immediately when significant injury occurs (Concussion, Heat Illness, Major Bone Joint or Ligament Injury)
Athletic Trainer is on site/available for Practices and Games and is available before and after for evaluation, treatment, rehab, etc.
Available during school hours from 11am until the end of the school day Always welcome for any and all problems or questions

Team Physician Information: Prep has a team physician designated to cover and care for SPP Athletes who need to be referred out Will contact Parent or Guardian if examination shows that a visit to Team Physician is warranted Please contact ATC immediately if there is an injury that must be seen by Team Physician Evaluation and injury management by Team Physician makes Return-To-Play a much smoother process- ATC and Team Physician work directly together to allow athletes back to play as early and safely as possible.

St. Peter’s Prep Concussion Protocol 2019


  1. Pre-season baseline testing.
  2. Review of educational information for student-athletes on prevention of concussions.
  3. Reinforcement of the importance of early identification and treatment of concussions to improve recovery.

• Student-athletes who are exhibiting the signs or symptoms of a sports-related concussion or other head injuries during practice or competition shall be immediately removed from play and may not return to play that day.

Possible Signs of Concussion: (Could be observed by Coaches, Licensed Athletic Trainer, School/Team Physician, School Nurse)

  1. Appears dazed, stunned, or disoriented.
  2. Forgets plays, or demonstrates short term memory difficulty.
  3. Exhibits difficulties with balance or coordination.
  4. Answers questions slowly or inaccurately.
  5. Loses consciousness.

Possible Symptoms of Concussion: (Reported by the student athlete to Coaches, Licensed Athletic Trainer, School/ Team Physician, School Nurse, Parent/ Guardian)

  1. Headache
  2. Nausea/Vomiting
  3. Balance problems or dizziness.
  4. Double vision or changes in vision.
  5. Sensitivity to light or sound/noise.
  6. Feeling sluggish or foggy.
  7. Difficulty with concentration and short term memory.
  8. Sleep disturbance.
  9. Irritability

• Student-Athletes must be evaluated by a physician or licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion to determine the presence or absence of a sports related concussion or head injuries.

• To return to practice and competition the student-athlete must follow the protocol:

  1. Immediate removal from competition or practice. 911 should be called if there is a deterioration of symptoms, loss of consciousness, or direct neck pain associated with the injury.
  2. When available the student-athlete should be evaluated by the school’s licensed healthcare provider who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.
  3. School personnel (Athletic Director/Building Administrator, Licensed Athletic Trainer, School Nurse, Coach, etc.) should make contact with the student-athlete’s parent/guardian and inform him/her of the suspected sports-related concussion or head injury.
  4. The student-athlete must receive written clearance from a physician, trained in the evaluation and management of concussions that states the student-athlete is asymptomatic at rest and may begin the local districts’ graduated return-to-play protocol. Medical clearance that is inconsistent with district, charter, and non-public school policy may not be accepted and such matters will be referred to the school/team physician.

Return To Play Protocol from Concussion:

  1. Completion of 5 full days of normal cognitive activities (school day, studying for tests, watching practice, interacting with peers) without re-emergence of any signs or symptoms. If no return of symptoms, next day advance to:
  2. Light aerobic exercise, which includes walking, swimming, or stationary cycling, keeping the intensity < 70% maximum percentage heart rate: no resistance training. The objective of this step is increased heart rate. If no return of symptoms, next day advance to:
  3. Sport-specific exercise including skating, and/or running; no head impact activities. The objective of this step is to add movement and continue to increase heart rate. If no return of symptoms, next day advance to:
  4. Non-contact training drills (e.g., passing drills). The student-athlete may initiate progressive resistance training. If no return of symptoms, next day advance to:
  5. Following medical clearance (consultation between school health care personnel, i.e., Licensed Athletic Trainer, School/Team Physician, School Nurse and student-athlete’s physician), participation in normal training activities. The objective of this step is to restore confidence and to assess functional skills by the coaching staff. If no return of symptoms, next day advance to:
  6. Return to play involving normal exertion or game activity.