Start a Concussion Policy

Concussions don't just affect professional athletes. They are particularly common among children and youth involved in sports.

There is a new standard emerging around the expectation of sport organizations - including minor sports - to have a concussion policy. Greater public awareness of the seriousness of concussions in young athletes/students will demand more accountability from minor sport organizations.

Considerations for your Concussion Policy

Awareness/Education

  • Is your minor sport organization developing awareness of the seriousness of concussions? If so, how?
  • Is your minor sport organization educating players, parents, and coaches/team officials on concussion prevention, identification and management? If so, how?
  • Is there regular concussion training for coaches/teams officials? Is this training mandatory?

Removal from Play

  • What is your team policy for a player suspected of having a concussion?
  • Does your organization adopt a "when in doubt, sit them out" approach?

Return to Play

  • What is your team policy about return to play?

Support for Minor Sport Organizations

These resources will help you develop a concussion policy:

Book a free consultation to learn more about how Public Health staff can provide support to your minor sport organization in developing a concussion policy.


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