Concussion Awareness

Soccer should be regarded as a contact sport in which players are at risk for head injuries and concussions.

Coaches, parents and players should be aware of the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Without identification and proper management, a concussion can result in permanent brain damage and in rare occasions, even death.

For more information, please click on the following links:

Concussion Guidelines for the Coach/Trainer

Concussion Guidelines for the Parent/Caregiver

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

Concussion E-learning Module – Making Headway in Soccer

Parent Concussion Quiz - Niagara

 

Concussions, especially repeated concussions, are now recognized as an important public health risk.

 

To learn more about concussions, visit: 

Niagara Region Public Health - Concussions and Minor Sports

Ontario Government - Concussions Web Portal