A concussion is a brain injury and all concussions are serious.
Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.
click link to Coaches Fact Sheet:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/3289/COACHES FACT SHEET.pdf
click link to Parents Fact Sheet:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/3289/PARENT FACT SHEET.pdf
SIGNS OBSERVED BY COACH, PARENT or OFFICIALS
• Appears dazed or stunned
• Is confused about assignment
• Forgets sports plays
• Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
• Moves clumsily
• Answers questions slowly
• Loses consciousness (even briefly) or groggy
• Shows behavior or personality
• Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall
• Can’t recall events after hit or fall
SYMPTOMS REPORTED BY ATHLETE
• Headache or "pressure" in head
• Nausea or vomiting or position
• Balance problems or dizziness
• Double or blurry vision
• Sensitivity to light
• Sensitivity to noise
• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, groggy
• Does not "feel right"
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Visit them online at http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html