CONCUSSION AWARENESS

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs. Football Manitoba is committed to increased education, awareness, and established protocols that will assist you in gaining the knowledge and skills required ensuring the safety of your athletes. We can all work together to ensure a safe sport environment.

Football Manitoba and Football Canada have included Concussion Awareness into all Sport Specific NCCP training, as well as mandatory programs for all coaches, regardless of age or level.  Two of these mandatory courses for ALL coaches are SAFE CONTACT and MAKING HEAD WAY in FOOTBALL.  Please follow the links for information on how coaches are being taught to recognize, manage, and reduce concussions in Football.

 

Concussion 101   A Primer for Kids and Parents (Youtube Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCCD52Pty4A

To view or download any of the following forms or documents, please click on the link associated with the document.

Pre-season Concussion Education Sheet (includes Return to School and Return to Sport Strategy)