Concussions are a brain injury caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body that jars your head. It is important that coaches, parents/guardians and athletes are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and understand how to appropriately respond and manage the injury to ensure the safety of the athlete.
Parachute and CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool) are two Canadian organizations that are dedicated to providing accessible concussion education using the most recent, evidence-based information.
It is Important to have resources for when a suspected concussion is sustained by an athletes, these resources are useful in the recognition, reporting of a concussion* and the return to sport or school strategies:
*An updated version of the SSC Concussion Protocol will be posted on this page as soon as it becomes available!
These resources below will help you understand more about how to recognize and manage concussions as a coach, parent/guardian or athlete:
The Canadian Association of Coaching (CAC) provides educational resources for coaches that are aligned with the Canadian Guidelines on Concussion in Sport.
CATT Online and the NCCP offer free online eModules for coaches to learn about their role in sport related concussions.
These free online resources were specifically created for parents/guardians.
These resources are specifically for athletes: