Concussion Fact Sheets

Updated Thursday April 21, 2016 by D Blackmore.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that can be caused by a blow or jolt to the head and can change the way the brain normally works. Any concussion is serious whether mild or severe. They can also be caused by a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth and causes the brain to strike the surrounding skull. Concussions most often do NOT result in loss of consciousness - only 10% involve loss of consciousness.

Information and training materials on concussions are available free of charge on the Centers For Disease Control website at: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

Concussion Action Plan.pdf
Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches.pdf
Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents.pdf