Richmond Girls Soccer Association

   

Headcheck

Concussion Management

Cattonline.com currently provides a free online concussion toolkit: Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit for Parents, Players, and Coaches. 


The website provides up-to-date education, tools, and resources to help prevent, recognize, treat and manage concussions as well as support decreasing the impact of concussion when they do occur. These resources are updated on a monthly basis and will provide the latest evidence on how to deal with a concussion.


Parents and Coaches can access the online learning tool here.


You can download "Return to Soccer Following A Concussion" information sheet here.


QUICK FACTS & STATS:


CAUSES:

  • Skateboarding poses the highest risk of injury to 10-19 year-olds.

  • Drowning poses the highest risk of injury to 1-4 year-olds.

  • Playground injury poses the highest risk of injury to 5-9 year-olds.

  • Cycling, rollerblading and tobogganing pose the highest risk of injury to 10-14 year-olds.

  • Football/rugby, soccer and hockey pose the highest risk of injury to 15-19 year-olds.

  • Skiing/snowboarding poses the highest risk of injury to 15-24 year-olds.

  • Snowmobiling poses the highest risk of injury to 30-49 year-olds.


PREVENTION:

Ready for the season?

  • At your children’s annual check-up, make sure they are fit and safe to participate in their chosen sports. Discuss any concerns with your doctor.

  • Fitness and conditioning prevent injuries. Children should be active 30 to 60 minutes each day, in addition to participating in a particular sport.

  • Kids should eat a balanced diet from each of the four food groups and drink plenty of fluids. Kids should not use athletic supplements.

  • Provide the coach with emergency contact information for your child, as well as details of any medical condition or allergies.

  • Ensure that the coach is prepared to handle emergencies and is trained in first aid and CPR.

Set to play?

  • Get the right gear for each sport, make sure it fits, and make sure kids wear it properly every time they play.

  • Correctly fitted equipment is the key to preventing injury.

  • Kids should warm-up and stretch before every practice and game.

  • Ensure the league provides adequate practice time. Practice builds skills and conditioning, as well as gives kids time to learn to play safely.

  • Kids should remove all jewelry before playing, including watches, rings, earrings, and necklaces.

  • Coaches and parents should inspect the playing grounds and equipment before each practice or game to make sure everything is safe.

Play safe to keep playing

  • Ensure kids drink plenty of fluids before, during and after play. Kids should have a fluid break at least every 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Supervise actively. Coaches and parents need to help kids play by the rules, for safety and fun.

  • Injuries can happen at practices as well as during games. Keep safety in mind every time kids play.

  • Don’t “play through” an injury. Injured athletes should be examined by a physician, preferably one with experience in sports medicine.


Concussion Information:

BC Soccer Head Injuries and Concussions Guidelines (includes Return to Play recommendations)

SCAT3 – Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3

SCAT3 – Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Child

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool




Making Head Way NCCP E-Learning Course

BC Soccer recommends that all coaches take the NCCP E-Learning course “Making Head Way” found here




Player Insurance (from BC Soccer website)

Sport Accident Insurance is coverage for sanctioned practices and games.  This includes items such as dental, physiotherapy, accident reimbursement, accidental death, fracture indemnity, rehabilitation indemnity, tuition fees reimbursement, emergency transportation benefit, and eye glasses or contact lenses expense.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Group Accident # ACL 6022 (please enter  ACL 6022 under GROUP POLICY No. on the claim form)


Sport Insurance Information (brochure)

 

Should you have any questions regarding insurance/coverage, including to obtain a copy of an insurance certificate, please contact All Sport directly:

All Sport Insurance Marketing Ltd.

507 – 1367 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 4A7

Tel (604) 737-3018

Fax (604) 737-3076

Email: info@allsportinsurance.com


 

Canada Soccer/BC Soccer Concussion Policy

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For the latest update on Canada Soccer and BC Soccer's Concussion Policy and Protocol, please visit: https://www.bcsoccer.net/files/Coach/SoccerScience/Players%20Health-Head%20Injuiries%20%20Concussions.pdf