Concussion Information

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.

A few documentaries that illustrate the dangers of concussions in sports are recommended viewing for our student-athletes:

For more information on concussions, see the following publications from the leading worldwide researchers in sport-related concussion: