Concussions don't just affect professional athletes. They are particularly common among children and youth involved in sports.
In Niagara, most emergency room visits for concussions are in 10-19 year olds.
While a concussion can occur in any sport, rates are highest in contact and collision team sports, such as:
Book a free consultation to get your minor sport organization started on a concussion prevention and management program.
It's important for everyone involved in child and youth sports (e.g., players, parents, coaches, trainers/team officials) to be aware of the signs/symptoms of concussion, and to know what to do if a concussion is suspected. Without identification and proper management, a concussion can result in permanent brain damage and in rare occasions, even death.