At The Frederick Douglass Academy we participate in various PSAL Sports Programs throughout the year. PSAL’s mission is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship. In honoring their mission, FDA has a policy that each students who wants to participate in a sports must be in good academic standing, have a 90% attendance rate, and meeting graduation requirements.
Concussions can appear in many different ways. Listed below are some of the signs and symptoms frequently associated with concussions. Most signs, symptoms and abnormalities after a concussion fall into the four categories listed below. A coach, parent or other person who knows the athlete well can often detect these problems by observing the athlete and/or by asking a few relevant questions of the athlete, official or a teammate who was on the field or court at the time of the concussion. Below are some suggested observations and questions a non-medical individual can use to help determine whether an athlete has suffered a concussion and how urgently he or she should be sent for appropriate medical care.PARENT'S GUIDENHFS BROCHUREPREVENTION CHECKLIST