Concussion Education For Parents
Sports are a great way for children and youth to get exercise, make friends, and learn important life lessons. To ensure safety, everyone involved in sports needs to understand and support the rules and follow proper protocols in the event of injury. Concussion is a serious injury, but it is invisible.
No one can tell, just by looking, that a player has a concussion or does not have a concussion. That is why a young athlete must be removed from play immediately if there is an impact to the head and cannot be allowed to return to play until the 6-Step Return to Play Protocol has been followed.
Parents must understand the injury of concussion so that they can support association/club policies and follow the necessary steps to protect the long term health of their child.
This course identifies the signs and symptoms associated with concussion, explains why a player with suspected concussion must be removed from play immediately, emphasizes the importance of having the injured player seen by a doctor, and examines each step of the 6-Step Return to Play Protocol.