Financial + Injury
NEMS has always strived to keep costs as low as possible. Each year, we are faced with assessing player fees for each team. In order to do this, we estimate expected costs, estimated tournament fees, coaching expenses,and supplies such as balls, cones, pennies, field paint etc.
We try to estimate all expected costs for each team, and divide that cost by the players for that team. Although we leave a small cushion for unexpected expenses, we make every effort possible to keep costs low by only estimating that years expenses.
The intensity and athleticism to compete as a NEMS Lacrosse athlete unfortunately brings the inevitable risk of injury. We make every effort possible to train our players properly with the hope of avoiding injury, but in todays game, it often times unavoidable.
When injury occurs, regardless of the timing of the injury, our costs to run each team remain fixed. Our tournament expenses are not adjusted by players being injured. Our coaching expenses remain fixed regardless of the number of players at practice.
Our NEMS dues are expected for each player on the roster . . .
even for those those players that may be unable to participate in tournament play for an undetermined number of tournaments.
We hope that you understand our position in the unfortunate circumstance faced with families of our injured players.
Serious About Concussion
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention right away.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION?
If your child has experienced a bump or blow to the head during a game or practice, look for any of the following signs of a concussion:
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