Prevention & Preparation

Educate

Talk with athletes and parents about preventative measures, symptoms and proper action to take relative to concussions. Download and print the Concussion Facts Card.

Emphasize the dangers of playing through a concussion.

Safety comes first

Teach athletes safe playing techniques and good sportsmanship. Explain that it is not "courageous" nor does it show strength to play with a concussion. "When in doubt, sit them out." Keep athletes with known or suspected concussions off the field until an appropriate health care professional clears them to return. Returning to play must be a medical decision.

Proper Equipment Fitting

Proper sizing and fit is essential to minimizing the risk of a concussion. Learn to find the right size and fit.