Concussion & Injury Awareness

Updated Saturday March 18, 2017 by Concetta Slaney.

Attention Manhasset Soccer Club Coaches and Parents 

Monday March 20th, 2017 - MHS Auditorium 7:30

Once again, Manhasset Soccer Club along with Manhasset PAL, will be offering a Concussion Awareness and Sports Prevention Seminar presented by Professional Physical Therapy.

This seminar is MANDATORY for all coaches (if you attended a previous seminar, you do not need to attend) Our program does not ask a coach or parent to diagnose a suspected concussion, but rather to just withhold boys and girls from play. This policy should be followed whether a suspected concussion has occurred during soccer or during another non-soccer related event.

 We ask coaches to notify parents of the incident or if you are informed by the parents of a previous injury that has led to a suspected concussion. Please also notify MSC Board Member Jeff Ciccone, MD (please see below bio) - Jeff will responsible for tracking the player only, not diagnosing or treating any player for suspected concussion.

 Once diagnosed by a medical professional and is "cleared for play," he/she may return to play.  If the medical professional indicates that a concussion (even a so-called “mild” concussion) is present, then following written clearance of the child from a medical professional, the 5 step return to play procedure is conducted by the MHS trainers before the child may return to play.

Please refer to the below links for more information including the ENYYSA "Heads-Up" On-line Concussion Course, required by all MSC Coaches to complete upon registration.

Any questions, please contact Jeff Ciccone at Please let Jeff know if you will be attending the seminar on behalf of MSC or PAL. 


  • ENYYSA "Head's Up" On-line Concussion Training Course

  • Concussion & Injury Awareness Power Point Presentation


  • ENYYSA "Recognize to Recover"

  • Concussion Protocol - Please see attached PDF


Jeff Ciccone, MD

Jeff Ciccone, MD serves as our Concussion Awareness Administrator for Manhasset Soccer Club. He moved to Manhasset in 2014 with his wife Madeleine and now three boys Daniel, Ethan, and Justin. He is currently assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai in NYC with subspecialty training in interventional pain management and anesthesiology. His post graduate medical training was undertaken at NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. At these institutions he gained accredited training and prevention strategies in multiple musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, and neurological issues related to injury. He currently employs multiple techniques for treatments and rehabilitation of a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions for both young and old, sports and non-sports related with particular attention to brain, spine, knee, hip and shoulder. He welcomes any questions related to concussion, or neurologic and musculoskeletal injury. Please do not hesitate to email at