Coach New Brunswick is a proud member of the Network for Safe Sport and Recreation of New Brunswick, which promotes a holistic approach to safety and wellbeing in sport and recreation, and helped to make the 2021 Concussion Awareness Day in New Brunswick a reality. Please see the following resources on the latest information in concussion recognition, prevention, and management.
When a possible concussion is suspected, your job as a coach isn’t to diagnose. it’s to ensure your athlete or participant is removed from activity and is kept out of harm’s way. When in doubt, sit it out.
This Guideline from Parachute takes the best information we have about concussion from research and from Canadian experts and uses it to help Canadians understand the best way to recognize and manage concussions. It covers the seven areas of a comprehensive concussion protocol, from pre-season education through return-to-sport.
NCCP Making Head Way in Sport is the NCCP’s free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussions in sport. Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussions; this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.
After completing the NCCP Making Head Way in Sport module, you will understand:
- how to prevent concussions;
- how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion;
- what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion; and
- how to ensure athletes return to play safely.
This free mobile application from Parachute provides Canadians with essential concussion information on the go.
This toolkit from the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) includes links to educational resources and marketing materials for the We Are Headstrong campaign, such as videos, posters and social media content.
This resource from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit offers learning modules and additional resources for medical professionals, coaches, parents, school professionals, players/participants, and workers/workplaces.
The NB Trauma Program has designed posters and promotional material to display around schools and sport complexes, in order to help youth identify potential concussions.
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Thank you to all for participating in our 2021 Concussion Awareness in New Brunswick campaign. Our partners for the 2021 Concussion Awareness Day in New Brunswick were: