HEADS UP to Youth Sports
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing and responding to a concussion. Click on the link below for parents, coaches, officials and youth concussion resources.
AHAI: A Step aHead Baseline Testing
Baseline testing through the A Step aHead program is now available. This is important for older players or others who may suspect head injuries in the past. The clinic list provided in the link below offers the location and phone number for each clinic that offers baseline testing. Please note that baseline testing is $15 per test due at the time of the appointment by credit/debit card. This is a partnership with Athletico.
USA Hockey: Concussion Resources
Concussion are serious...there is no such thing as a minor brain injury. If you suspect that a player has a concussion, you should remove them from play, ensure they are evaluated by an appropriate healthcare professional (no personal judgement calls), inform/educate the player's parents or guardians, and allow the player to return to play only with permission from an appropriate healthcare professional. Check out the links below for concussion management protocols and other resources provided by USA Hockey.