Fayetteville High School Sports Medicine

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5 day Return to Play Protocol

Day 1: Light general conditioning exercises (15-20min. stationary bike, fast paced walking or light jogging) *Attend full day of school if in session. (Goal: Increase heart rate).
Day 2: Moderate general conditioning and sport specific skill work; individually. (Sport specific warm-up. Slowly increase intensity and duration of workout 20-30minutes. No spins, dives or jumps). *Attend full day of school if in session. (Goal: add movement, individual skill work).
Day 3: Heavy general conditioning, skill work; individually & with teammate. NO CONTACT. Increase intensity and duration up to 60 minutes. (Begin interval training, individual skill work, partner skill work—no contact. *Attend full day of school if in session. (Goal: Add movement and teammate skill work)
Day 4: Heavy general conditioning, skill work and team drills. No live scrimmages. VERY LIGHT CONTACT. Resume regular conditioning and duration of practice. Gradually increase skill level of spins, dives, jumps. Light contact on dummies. *Attend full day of school if in session. (Goal: Team skill work and light contact)
Day 5: Full team practice with body contact. *Attend full day of school if in session.

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