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Concussions

Important Information about Concussions


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A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.

CDC info page

The Center for Disease Control provides a good overview on the topic of concussion in sports.

MYSA Concussion Policy

The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association's policy on concussions

Concussions FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers about concussions

Minnesota Concussion Law

Minnesota's concussion law - instated 5/27/2011