Concussion Awareness with Kay Mills, Alpine Coach

“As a coach, it’s not your role to diagnose – it’s your job to pull them.”

Did you know September 30th, 2020, is Concussion in Sport Awareness Day in New Brunswick? We are taking this day to start the conversation around concussion awareness, recognition, and rehabilitation, and how our teams, communities, and families are affected by concussions.

Our guest today has seen both sides of a concussion; as an athlete forced to end her racing career, and as a coach having to make a tough call. Kay Mills is an Alpine coach based in Fredericton, NB, and shares with us the strong concussion awareness culture present in the community of Alpine ski racing.

Resources from today’s episode (and a few extras):

NB Trauma Program – Concussion Recognition Tools

Parachute Canada: Canadian Guideline for Concussion in Sport

Concussion Ed App

Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC): We Are Headstrong toolkit

NCCP Making Headway in Sport (Free eLearning module)

Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)


Our partners in Concussion in Sport Awareness Day in New Brunswick:

Network for Safe Sport and Recreation in New Brunswick

Recreation NB

Sport NB

NB Trauma Program

New Brunswick Physical Education Society

New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association

Horizon Health

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