Fortius Sport & Health Community Concussion Education Evening
Learn from international experts on topics such as:
- The impact of multiple concussions on athletic careers
- The importance of baseline testing
- Vision, balance and other symptoms from concussions
- Special considerations with kids
- How to successfully return to play
- What does the latest research tell us.
This clinic is free but has limited space. To register contact: Megan.Durrant@fortiussport.com or call 604.292.2001
When: Sep 09, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: Fortius Sport & Health – 3713 Kensington Ave., Burnaby
UBC Coaching Clinics:
UBC will go to various communities around BC and run 1 day camps. UBC Football staff would travel to any association in BC with a full compliment of coaches (as many as 10 UBC staff). We provide a 4 – 6 hour coaching clinic with Q & A for the associations coaches. This would occur on a Friday or Saturday evening. The next day we provide 2 on field practices for the associations’ players focusing largely on core fundamentals from stance & get-offs to tackling and blocking (catered to the level and age of players) and chalk talk sessions if requested.
In doing this we hit both the coaches and the players in 24 hour period and the coaches are also encouraged to come on-field to watch the drills we introduce in the coaching clinic. The associations provide lunch, field space and equipment and UBC provides coaches, jerseys and awards. The camp is open to an unlimited amount of coaches for the clinic and up 125 players on field. The association would pay one flat rate for this entire event.
If you think your association might be interested in this type of camp for ages 11-17 and for any all of your coaches, please Paul Orazietti back for more details.
Jay Prepchuk on coaching Quarterbacks (VMFL Clinic Mar 12/2014)
The VMFL has now put several documents online for parents, players and most importantly football staff with regards to concussions. There is a lot of good information that should be read and followed.
- Football BC Concussion Policy
- Football BC Concussion Form
- Think First Concussion Guide
- Football BC Concussion Information – Parents
- Football BC Concussion Information – Players
- Concussion Symposium
- Have informed consent forms signed annually by parents and youth athletes acknowledging the risk of head injury prior to practice or competition. Download the form here: .PDF
- Remove any athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury from play. “When in doubt, sit them out”. This refers to all practices and/or games.
- Ensure that all athletes who have been removed from play as a result of a suspected head injury or concussion have written clearance from a licensed medical doctor prior to returning from play.
Explain it to me: Concussions: CNN’s Dr. Snajay Gupta explains the physiology of a concussion and the long term effects of having one.