In recent years, research has revealed the depth of the impact concussions have both in the short- and long-term and on athletes of all ages. As a result, there’s been an improvement in how head injuries are handled from the time of injury. Arguably, the single most important step is to collectively change the culture around head injuries.
Here are the basics you should know about head injuries:
- All concussions are serious
- Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
- Third, recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death
Iowa Soccer’s Policy & Notification Form
Our policy includes mandatory coach education and testing, and a return to play protocol that involves coaches, clubs, referees, parents, medical personnel, and Iowa Soccer. The policy details the expectations of everyone involved, the requirements to be in compliance, and the processes to implement policy.