Concussion Information

On June 30, 2013, a Michigan law went into effect to protect minors against sports concussions for youth athletes.  In the law, there are a number if important directives that the organizing entitiy , parents and youth must follow.  Our intent is to provide all of our athletes, parents, coaches, officials and administrative staff with the knowledge to identify risks, symptoms and an action plan to minimize safety risks for our youth athletes.  Please read the resources provided below or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more information at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/facts.html.

ALL CONCUSSIONS ARE SERIOUS – When In Doubt Sit Them Out


COACHES

 

 

 

Concussion resources for youth sports coaches

  • Online Training

    Coaches: Changing the Culture of Concussion Starts With You!

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    By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive – both on and off the playing field.

    Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

    What Will I Learn in This Training?
    This course will help you:

    • Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
    • Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
    • Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
    • Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

    We can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.

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  • Fact Sheets

  • Additional Info

    The CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app will help you learn how to spot a possible concussion and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.

    The application also includes a 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.

    Download for Free

    Download on the App Store         Android App on Google Play

PARENTS

 

 

 

 

Concussion resources for parents of youth athletes

  • Fact Sheets

  • Additional Info

    The CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app will help you learn how to spot a possible concussion and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.

    The application also includes a 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.

    Download for Free

    Download on the App Store         Android App on Google Play

OFFICIALS

 

 

 

 

Concussion resources for youth sports officials

  • Fact Sheets

    One of the main jobs of a sports official is keeping athletes safe. This sheet has information to help you protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs.

  • Additional Info

    The CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app will help you learn how to spot a possible concussion and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.

    The application also includes a 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.

    Download for Free

    Download on the App Store         Android App on Google Play

ATHLETES

 

 

 

 

Concussion resources for youth athletes

  • Fact Sheets

  • Additional Info

    The CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app will help you learn how to spot a possible concussion and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.

    The application also includes a 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.

    Download for Free

    Download on the App Store         Android App on Google Play