Coaches should be able to recognize incidents or symptoms that indicate that a player has suffered a concussion, whether mild or to the point where they have lost consciousness. The following PDFs are intended to help guide coaches, parents and players through identification and post-trauma management.
It is highly recommended that these references always be on-hand, along with the Emergency Action Plan for the specific arena, field, gym or facility being used. Post-concussion management should include player, parents, physicians and health professionals who are familiar with concussion treatment.
The following PDF resources will be updated as better resources become available.
Good game and practice resources:
SCAT2 Pocket Card
SCAT2 Fold Up Pocket Card
Graded Symptom Checklist
Emergency Action Plan (Medical Form and other resources included)
Good background guides:
Guidelines for Coaches and Trainers
Guidelines for Athletes
Guidelines for Parents
Guidelines for Physicians
Most of the above resources can be found at Thinkfirst.ca