Important information for parents...
Concussions ( A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head.)
If your child experiences a bump or blow to the head they should report the incident to their coach or athletic trainer immediately.
Did you know ...
* most concussions occur without loss of consciousness
* athletes who have had a concussion have an increased risk for another concussion
* young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than an adult
* appears dazed or stunned
* confused about assignements, plays, or position
* forgets instructions
* is unsure of game, opponent, or score
* moves clumsily
* answers questions slowly
* loses consciousness
* shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
* can't recall events prior to hit or fall
* can't recall events after hit or fall
Symptoms reported by athletes
* headache or pressure in head
* Nausea or vomitting
* balance problems or dizziness
* double vision
* sensitivity to light
* feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
* concentration or memory problems
* "feeling down" or just not "feeling right"
If your child is diagnosed with a concussion they will need clearance by a MD or DO and they will need to retake the ImPact concussion test before they may resume play.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Please see attached PDF for complete information from the Deaprtment of Health