Return to Play

Return to Play Activity Progression Protocol


The Return to Play Process will begin once the Return to Learn Process has been completed. 

The Return to Play Process takes a minimum of 5 school days. Each stage will take at least one day to complete. More days may be needed if the stage is not successfully completed.


Stage Functional Exercise Objective
1
  • Walking at 2.5 MPH OR 
  • Riding a stationary bike for 25 minutes
  • Reach 30-40% maximum heart rate

2
  • Jogging for 25 minutes, Sit-ups x 25 
  • Push-ups x 25, Lunge Walks x 25
  • Reach 40-60% maximum heart rate

3
  • Running for 25 minutes 
  • Sit-ups x 50, push-ups x 30, lunge walks x 30 
  • Individual practice drills for 15 minutes (wear helmet if appropriate)
  • Reach 60-80% maximum heart rate

4
  • Participate in all NON-CONTACT practice drills (not touching another person). 
  • Can include warm-ups and practice drills as long as there is no contact. 
  • Total practice time of 45-60 minutes.
  • Reach 80% maximum heart rate   

5
  • IMPACT TEST 
  • Participate in full-contact practice. 
  • Wear equipment as usual.
  • Reach full exertion
6
  • Resume full participation in competition
  • Reach and maintain full exertion.
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