The URBA includes for tournaments starting in July the use of the card blue in addition to the traditional yellow and red. This card will be very important to determine some situations suffered by a player.
The blue card is the tool that the URBA official referees will use to order the player who has suffered or shows symptoms of having suffered a concussion as a result of a blow to the head or neck permanently withdrawn from the field of play.
“If a player withdraws due to any of the criteria established in the attached protocol, such situation must be declared on the match card, stating the cause of suspicion / confirmation of commotion. It is the referee’s obligation to record the match on the match card. suspicion / confirmation of shock. “
It has been resolved to implement the Blue Card in ALL the competitions organized by the UAR and in all the Regional Tournaments that are funded by the UAR.
We recommend to the Provincial Unions to implement the blue card in all the other parties of all the divisions organized and / or supervised by the Unions. An evaluation of their employment will be requested from them in due course.
It will be displayed by the referee to the player suspected of Concussion, or who has a confirmed Concussion, indicating that he must leave the court. If any of the following signs or symptoms are present after a trauma involving an impact to the head or neck, the Blue Card will be used, which means the immediate and definitive withdrawal of the player involved.
Eleven Criteria Signs and Symptoms
1. 1) Confirmed loss of consciousness.
2) Suspected unconsciousness.
4) Tonic posture.
5) Altered balance / ataxia (a)
6) Clearly stunned
7) Player not oriented in time, place and person.
8) Definite confusion.
9) Defined changes in behavior.
10) Oculomotor sign (eg, spontaneous nystagmus (b)).
11) Identification in the field of signs or symptoms of concussion
a.- ataxia is the disorder characterized by the decrease in the ability to coordinate movements, manifesting as trembling of parts of the body during voluntary movements, as difficulty in performing precise movements or as difficulty in maintaining balance b.- nystagmus is a condition in which the eyes move quickly and uncontrollably.
Signs and Symptoms Suggesting a Concussion.
Mentally clouded, confused, or slowed down
Visual problems Nausea or vomiting
Drowsiness / feeling “in the fog” / difficulty concentrating
“Pressure on the head” Sensitivity to light or noise