Sports Concussion

  • A concussion is a mild brain injury, which is usually not life threatening. However, every concussion is serious.
  • Once an individual sustains a concussion, he or she is more susceptible to a future concussion. Rest is important following a concussion.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer educational material for coaches, parents, athletes, medical professionals and school personnel. 

Concussion Management: The Team Plan 

Learn more about concussions at

Safe Kids

CDC Head’s up tool kit in English.

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars videos 2017

Developing Concussion Management Protocols

Encouraging Youth to Report Possible Concussion

Return to Learn

Concussion Management Strategies: Getting the Student Athlete Back in the Game

Baseline Testing

Research Update 2017

For information and materials regarding sports concussions you may visit the following sites:

National Federation of High School Activities Association

Missouri State High School Activities Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

105 Best Sports Injury Recovery Resources

Comparison of Brain Injury from Car Accident to a Sports Related Brain Injury: Also includes Awareness, Education, Statistics, Prevention, Tips for both Driving and Playing Sports

Concussion Recognition & Response App for Phones – download for free now.

Return To Learn Form - Downloadable Version - Goes over steps to take for returning to school