One of the main jobs for a parent and a youth sports coach is keeping our athletes safe. The documents below show important information to help you protect all of our athletes from concussions or other serious brain injury, help you to learn how to spot a concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs.
What Is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells. Select the documents below to learn more!