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Concussion Awareness

Concussion Awareness

Fastpitch is a contact sport and there is the potentional risk for a concussion during play. All coaches are required to go through Concussion Training

Please take a few minutes to educate yourself on the warning signs a player may display if concussed. 

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/youthsports/parents_eng.pdf

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html

Children who do not wear or use protective equipment are at greater risk of sustaining sports-related injuries. Parents can reduce their child's risk of minor or serious injuries such as concussions by making sure their child wears the appropriate and properly fitted sports equipment during practice and competitive play and knowing the signs and symptoms of a concussion.

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