April 14th, 2016Concussion Protocol and Webinar
CONCUSSION IN YOUTH SPORTS - Canada Basketball
Canada Basketball and our Provincial/ Territorial Sport Organizations understand that having a concussion policy is crucial to the health and wellness of our young athletes. Through the amalgamation of concussion research completed by the Think First Foundation, the Concussion in Sport Group and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Canada Basketball recommends these return to play protocols before an athlete is allowed to return to both training and competition.
WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a bump or blow to the head. It can change the way your brain normally works. It can occur during practices or games in any sport. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. A concussion can happen even if you haven't been knocked out. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of a concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention right away.
The one-hour concussion education seminar with provide a brief background on concussions, highlight key points, what’s happening in sports, current research, policy and practice, and then walk through the concussion awareness training tool (CATT) to standardize practice among various audiences. The session will end with a question and answer period, where webcast viewers will have the opportunity to email in questions.