Much attention has been given to sport-related concussions over the past few years. It is important for all athletes and coaches to recognize the signs of symptoms of a head injury and refer them to trained medical staff immediately. Any athlete demonstrating signs or symptoms of a head injury should be removed from participation immediately and be evaluated by a medical professional (MD, certified athletic trainer, etc.). The NCAA mandates that all institutions have a concussion-management plan, which ensures that student-athletes are not allowed to return to participation before being cleared by medical staff.
- St. Norbert College Medical Staff: Concussion Information and Treatment
- Concussion Management Plan
- NCAA Concussion Fact Sheet: Athletes
- NCAA Concussion Fact Sheet: Coaches
- NCAA Video: Concussions - Don't Hide It, Report It, Take Time to Recover This link provides over 15 educational resources provided by the NCAA. The actual video is on the right side of the page.
A few documentaries that illustrate the dangers of concussions in sports are recommended viewing for our student-athletes:
- Head Games by Steve James (2012), available on DVD, Hulu, Netflix, etc.
- Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis by Steve James (2014)
- PBS Frontline video - League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis (2013)