What Should I do if I Suspect a Concussion?

Coach If in doubt sit them out. – No matter whether the player is a key member of the team or the game is about to end, a player with a suspected concussion should be immediately removed from play. You will most likely not have access to medical expertise so you will not be in a position to diagnose the situation. Ensure that the player is evaluated by a GP. Again do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Healthcare professionals have a number of methods that they can use to assess the severity of concussions. Recording the following information can help GP’s in assessing the player after the injury: Cause of the injury and force of the hit or blow to the head or body. Any los

Concussion Awareness

Headway and Laya Healthcare commissioned Amarach Research to carry out a national survey on awareness of concussion. 70% of parents don’t believe schools and clubs have sufficient protocols in place to protect their children. In our club we do our upmost to ensure all of our members, coaches, volunteers follow concussion protocols, but over the next few days we will be making sure we are all more concussion aware. #concussionaware

U14 Girls Head Coach Required

Job title: Newbridge U14 Girls Coach Location: Newbridge College & Naas Sports Centre Hours (per week): Mon 7.30-8.30 (Naas) Sunday 12-1.15pm (Newbridge College) Responsible to: Sharon Whelan Junior Co-ordinator, Newbridge Hockey Club Committee Job Purpose To co-ordinate and deliver a high quality coaching programme for the Newbridge U14 girls team that increases participation and performance. Main Duties and Responsibilities To create and implement a high quality coaching programme, to maximise participation and performance of competitive teams; To undertake the necessary planning for each activity session to ensure the programme demonstrates progression throughout, To create pathways for c

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