Concussion and Safety Information

Overall Health & Safety:

  USA Hockey has links to information on Safety Education (Body Checking, Concussion Info, Injury Prevention & Injury Management Guide), Heads Up Hockey, Safesport (Making a Report and mandated programs for SafeSport Training and Background Screening) and Nutrition

USA Hockey Injury Prevention Website: https://www.usahockey.com/injuryprevention

USA Hockey What the Heck is HECC?  https://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/843038

Concussion Information:  
USA Hockey Concussion Info Page: www.usahockey.com/safety-concussions
USA Hockey Heads Up Hockey webpage with info on Concussion Symptoms and Practice Drills to help players adjust to Body Contact and Checking: https://www.usahockey.com/headsuphockey
For more information and to order additional materials free of charge, visit: cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports
To learn more about concussions, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/ 

Injury Management Guide from USA Hockey:
This USA Hockey developed Guide is short (2 pages) and gives concussion symptoms as well as other injury management tips.  Highly recommended for coaches and for all managers to have in their manager's book.  Download at: Injury_Management_Resource_Guide_FINAL.pdf


More Links to Info on Concussions:
Team Up Speak Up - Article on it is everyone's responsibility to report if they see injury or concussion symptoms in a player or team mate: https://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/957436

           "The problem is that if your teammate has a concussion, they may not know it. So your job as a good teammate is to protect your teammates. So if you think they might have a concussion, it’s your job to speak up to one of your coaches – let an adult know that you’re concerned about a concussion. That makes you a great teammate because you’re looking out for your teammate’s long-term health – and that’s the kind of player every coach should want on their team."


Parent's Guide to Buying Hockey Equipment:

https://www.admkids.com/news_article/show/680806-parents-guide-to-buying-equipment