Making Head Way
Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, these NCCP Professional Development modules cover: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely. The sport-specific modules offer coaches scenarios specific to their sport, while the general sports module will suit all other coaches.
To begin, you will require a CC#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a CC#, please register with The Locker.
You should expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing a module. Each completed module will be recorded on your coaching transcript as professional development.
To begin this FREE module please click HERE
What’s your Concussion IQ?
Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it is important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to educate themselves on the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.
Start by taking this short quiz to test your concussion knowledge. Hopefully the information you take away from it will help you better respond to, or even prevent, a concussion.
View the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Concussion Guidelines CLICK HERE
PLAY SAFE INITIATIVE
Concussion Guidelines in Sport and Physical Activity:
In March 2013, the British Journal of Sports Medicine released the following documents from the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, held in Zurich, November 2012. The documents were developed for healthcare professionals working with athletes but can also serve to inform organizations where sport and recreation activities take place. The consensus statement and related documents are available to download and share:
Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
Watch: Concussions: 10 things you didn’t know.
Thanks to the Brain injury Association of Niagara.