Concussion Awareness

Concussions 101, a Primer for Kids and Parents

Concussion Management and Return to Learn

Concussions 101 Guide to the First Week - Concussions-the-first-week-Dr-M-Sept-7-14.pdf

 

Children and teenagers are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.

Concussions occur in all sports, not just football.  And girls are just as likely, if not more so, than boys to have a concussion.  In fact, girls are actually at higher risk for concussion than boys playing the same sport.

A concussion is a brain injury, although you cannot see it, it is the same as injuring another part of the body like the arm or leg.  During the healing process, the brain is even more vulnerable to a second injury.  Even a minor bump to the head which would not have caused a concussion before, could have devastating consequences.  Repeat concussions in young athletes can result in brain swelling causing permanent damage and, in rare cases, death.

Most concussions resolve completely if they are managed correctly.  However, doing too much too soon and not having a proper recovery plan can delay recovery.


​Studies show that most concussions go unreported because the athlete did not think the injury was serious enough to report.  Only a qualified healthcare professional experienced with concussion assessment can determine whether an athlete has had a concussion.

2015/2016 Age Matrix

Enter player's birth date here to display his/her playing age
 
Playing Age Date of Birth
U19 08/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
U18 08/01/1997 - 07/31/1998
U17 08/01/1998 - 07/31/1999
U16 08/01/1999 - 07/31/2000
U15 08/01/2000 - 07/31/2001
U14 08/01/2001 - 07/31/2002
U13 08/01/2002 - 07/31/2003
U12 08/01/2003 - 07/31/2004
U11 08/01/2004 - 07/31/2005
U10 08/01/2005 - 07/31/2006
U9 08/01/2006 - 07/31/2007
U8 08/01/2007 - 07/31/2008
U7 08/01/2008 - 07/31/2009
U6 08/01/2009 - 07/31/2010
U5 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2011
U4 08/01/2011 - 07/31/2010



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