A Head of the Game can help prepare and protect your student athlete's most important asset - their brain.
In the United States, over 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually, and the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport is estimated to be as high as 19% per year of play. More than 62,000 concussions are sustained each year in high-school contact sports.
Are you prepared if your child is injured?
Plymouth Rock Youth Lacrosse has teamed with A Head of the Game to offer our players an opportunity to have Baseline testing performed. While it is not yet a requirement for our players we recommend that all parents strongly consider having this information available in case your son or daughter sustains a head injury while playing lacrosse. It is a helpful tool for your physician in determining the extent of the injury and how quickly your child can return to athletic activities.
Having a Baseline test in place is an invaluable tool used by doctors to determine the severity of a concussion and to provide proper treatment. Along with physical assessment, ImPACT™ testing puts a strong foundation in place to manage the concussion properly and return your student athlete to school and to play. ImPACT™ testing is a computerized neurocognitive exam that measures your child's cognitive abilities such as recall, reaction time and pattern recognition. The test takes approximately 35 minutes to administer. Test scores are stored on ImPACTS secure site and are password protected. Test results are provided to ImPACT Specialists if an injury is suspected.
Cost is $40/per person for group baseline testing . Players must be 10 years or older.
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