Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), caused by a blow or jolt to the head that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Coaches, administrators and trainers play a key role in helping to prevent concussion and in managing it properly if it occurs. Having a written concussion management plan is a recommended first step.
Concussion Management Plan - Guidelines from US LacrosseConcussion Management Plan - Infographic
US Lacrosse and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered to develop a number of educational resources regarding concussions. These resources, titled Heads Up, contain practical, easy-to-use information designed to help reduce the numbers of this type of injury.
CDC Information on Concussions Heads Up Resources for Lacrosse
CDC Heads Up Resource Center
Heads Up Fact Sheets
Heads Up Microsite (Demo)
Add Heads Up to Your Website