Health & Safety

Injury Prevention

Heads Up ConcussionNational Center for Injury Prevention & Control  Our mission is to prevent injuries and violence, and reduce their consequences. We strive to help every American live his or her life to its fullest potential.Concussions: A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding”, “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.  Quick Link: Concussion in Sports

 

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.  Take the Online Training Course

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Stop Sports Injuries

Stop Sports InjuriesSoccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and the fastest growing team sport in the United States. Although soccer provides an enjoyable form of aerobic exercise and helps develop balance, agility, coordination, and a sense of teamwork, soccer players must be aware of the risks for injury. Injury prevention, early detection, and treatment can keep kids and adults on the field long-term.  Visit STOP SPORTS INJURIES website.

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