Learn what a concussion is, the signs and symptoms and what you should do if a player has suffered a concussion.
Concussion signs & symptoms
A player experiencing any signs or symptoms may have suffered a concussion.
signs of a Concussion
Can't recall events
prior to or after the
hit or fall
Symptoms of a Concussion
in the head
to light or
Feeling sluggish, hazy,
foggy or groggy
What coaches should do when a concussion is suspected.
Remove the athlete from play.
Ensure the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate health care professional.
Inform the athlete's parents or guardians of the possible concussion.
Only allow the athlete to return to participation after he or she is cleared by an appropriate health care professional and institute your league's return-to-play policy.
Fundamentals & fitting
Reducing helmet-to-helmet contact and ensuring equipment is properly fitted advances player health and safety.