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A concussion is a brain injury. Take it seriously.

DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS vball

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Headache
  • Sensitive to light or noise
  • Double or fuzzy vision
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, groggy
  • Difficulty paying attention & remembering

CONCUSSION FACTS

  • Most concussions do not involve loss of consciousnessguideline athlete thumbnail png right side space1
  • Concussions will not show up on CAT scans, MRIs or X-rays
  • A concussion is invisible but the symptoms are not
  • Some symptoms are visible days or weeks after the injury
  • Multiple concussions can cause cumulative and long-lasting life changes

IF YOU SUSPECT A CONCUSSION

  • See a doctor
  • Physical rest
  • Cognitive rest
  • * Also keep a calendar of symptoms and report them to the doctor at follow-up visits.
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HIT COUNT DETAILS

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THE NEUROLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF HEADING IN SOCCERweb 1

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SCAT3 SPORT CONCUSSION ASSESSMENT TOOL

http://www.sportsconcussion.com/images/my_media/pdfs/scat3-sports-concussion-assessment-tool-2013_v3.pdf

CIF CONCUSSION GUIDELINES

http://cifstate.org/sports-medicine/concussions/index

UCI CONCUSSION NEWS

http://news.uci.edu/features/treating-concussion-is-team-effort/

HEADFIRST CONCUSSION CARE DISCUSSION

https://myheadfirst.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/how-well-do-football-helmets-protect-players-from-concussions/

SPORTS CONCUSSION FOR COACHES
http://www.sportsconcussion.com/

HEADS UP FOOTBALL: CONCUSSION AWARENESS

http://usafootball.com/health-safety/concussion-awareness

STOP SPORTS INJURIES: KEEPING KIDS IN THE GAME FOR LIFE

http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/concussion.aspx

CONCUSSION GUIDELINES

http://www.parachutecanada.org/active-and-safe

RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

http://www.parachutecanada.org/downloads/programs/activeandsafe/Concussion_Guidelines_for_the_Coach:Trainer.pdf

Morrish, J., Kennedy, P. and Groff, P. (2011). Parental influence over teen risk-taking: A review of the literature. SMARTRISK: Toronto, ON

Stattin, H., & Kerr, M. (2000). Parental Monitoring: A reinterpretation. Child Development, 71,1072-1085.

Willoughby, T. & Hamza, C. (2011). A longitudinal examination of the bidirectional associations among perceived parenting behaviors, adolescent disclosure and problem behavior across the high school years. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 463-478.

Morrongiello, B., Corbett, M. & Bellissimo, A. (2008). ‘Do as I say, not as I do?': Family influences on children’s safety and risk behaviours. Health Psychology, 27, 4, 498-503

McCrory, P., Meeuwisse, W.H., Aubry, M. et al. (2013). Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th international conference on concussion in sport held in Zurich, November 2012. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47, 250-258.

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