Concussion Management Plan Guidelines recommended to all area programs via US Lacrosse:
Every year, players of all ages in all sports receive concussion injuries during games and practice. Characterized by an impairment of the brain’s normal function and caused by violent shaking or jarring of the brain, concussions may cause alterations in cognitive function, vision, eye movement, facial movement, or speech. Contrary to popular belief, no helmet in any sport can prevent a concussion.
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Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), caused by a blow or jolt to the head that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Coaches, administrators and trainers play a key role in helping to prevent concussion and in managing it properly if it occurs. Having a written concussion management plan is a recommended first step.
Click here for the US Lacrosse Concussion Management Plan (CMP) Guidelines
US Lacrosse and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered to develop a number of educational resources regarding concussions. These resources, titled Heads Up, contain practical, easy-to-use information designed to help reduce the numbers of this type of injury. WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT!
Click here for the FREE online Heads Up training for Coaches
Click here for the Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches
Click here for the Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents
Click here for the Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes
Click here for Brain Injury Basics