Soccer should be regarded as a contact sport in which players are at risk for head injuries and concussions.
Coaches, parents and players should be aware of the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Without identification and proper management, a concussion can result in permanent brain damage and in rare occasions, even death.
For more information, please click on the following links:
Concussion E-learning Module – Making Headway in Soccer
Parent Concussion Quiz - Niagara
Concussions, especially repeated concussions, are now recognized as an important public health risk.
To learn more about concussions, visit:
Niagara Region Public Health - Concussions and Minor Sports
Ontario Government - Concussions Web Portal