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Management of Concussion in Sports
In 2010, the Oklahoma State Legislature required that all school districts work with the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) to provide information and guidelines for coaches, youth athletes and their parents about the risk of concussion and head injury. In addition, players who are suspected of sustaining a concussion shall be removed from play and may not participate until the athlete is evaluated and cleared by a licensed health care professional. Read Senate Bill 1700.
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
The CDC has developed Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports, which includes tools and information to help coaches, parents, and athletes prevent, recognize, and respond to a concussion. The tool kit contains practical, easy-to-use information including:
Online Training for Coaches and Trainers
Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports initiative and materials to help coaches and parents properly identify and respond to concussions in high school student athletes. Materials include:
These and other materials may be downloaded free-of-charge at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/high_school.html.
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