Sports are often a meaningful component of a child’s life from a very young age. Being part of a team can help nurture leadership skills, build confidence, and teach cooperation.
Depending on the sport, though, accidents and hard hits can be a frequent occurrence. Coach and parent guidance, proper equipment, and access to a health care professional all help prevent serious injury, but concussions are an ever-present threat. This infographic provides some statistics about this issue, how you can best identify a concussion, and how to take action to protect student athletes.