Coaches, athletes, parents, and officials all have a key role to play in creating a safe sport environment. Concussion education is important for everyone involved in sport as everyone plays a role in improving concussion management and prevention.
HEAD SMART IS A HEAD START
⬣ Tackle Ready by World Rugby. With an average of 176 tackles per game, it is vital to ensure that all players (and coaches) can perform (and coach) the tackle safely and effectively. The Tackle Ready programme provides an in-depth framework which focuses on five key stages, each with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
⬣ Concussion Ed App by Parachute Canada is designed to give Canadians free access to critical concussion resources. This free mobile app has been developed primarily for youth, parents and educators, but covers concussions throughout different scenarios for a wide audience.
⬣ Making Head Way Concussion eLearning Series by the Coaches Association of Canada is targeted at Coaches and will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your participants.
⬣ A Guide for Students & Athletes of All Abilities: e-Booklet by the Government of Ontario. Learn about concussions as a student or athlete of all abilities, including what a concussion is, how to identify the signs and symptoms and what to do if you or someone you know might have a concussion.
⬣ Concussion & You: A handbook for Parents and Kids developed by concussion experts and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital