Use this handy FIFA Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool to assess. It's any easy guide that everyone should print off and carry in a pocket or first-aid kit at all times.
Click here for BC Soccer's concussion policy
Take the free online course. With additional research and awareness around the severity of concussions in sport, NSGSC would like to strongly encourage all coaches, managers, and parents to take this very informative 30-minute online course to collectively increase our awareness around concussions.
Created by the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit, the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) objective is to educate medical & school professionals as well as parents, players, and coaches to learn how to recognize and respond to a concussion as well as manage recovery.
Many sports organizations are making this course mandatory for their coaches, volunteers and parents. The NSGSC adopted this for the 2017-18 season and will continue to urge everyone to complete for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
CATT is free, accessible and regularly updated with evidence-based information and resources. Each toolkit includes a self-paced learning module as well as tailored resources relevant to the specific audience.
The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends that anyone involved in child and youth sport should be educated about the signs and symptoms of concussion and the appropriate management of a child with a concussion.
To start the 30-minute course, click here. It does not have to be completed all at one time.