🟡 Reduce as a Parent 🚦
🟡 WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A PARENT TO PREVENT CONCUSSIONS IN BASKETBALL? 🏀
You are the extra eyes and ears in the gym! If you see or suspect a player in the game may have a concussion, SAY SOMETHING! Its up to everyone involved in the basketball activity to make the playing environment as safe as possible. Click the down arrow to the right of each of the below sections to read more...
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💬 INFORM THE COACH
Advise the coach at the start of the season or program that your child has sustained a concussion or concussions in the past. The more concussions a person receives makes him/her much more susceptible to sustaining them in the future.
Your child's coach only sees your child a few hours a day at best, so you need to inform him/her if your child is suffering from, or is suspected of sustaining, a concussion from any other activity he/she is involved in. Don't assume that your child's other coaches or physical education staff are aware of this.
🤔 DON'T ASSUME
As a fan, if you suspect any player on the court from either team is showing concussion-like symptoms, inform your coach that this needs to be addressed. Don't assume the coach saw the action or is aware of what may have led to the suspected concussion. You may be closer to the situation that caused it than the coach is.
🤝🏼 SUPPORT THE COACH
Work with your child's coach to support any decision that is made to remove your child from a game or practice. If any of the above-noted symptoms are present, we all need to err on the side of caution and remove him/her from the activity. No game, no matter how big or small, is worth risking a player’s long-term health and well being. Help make basketball a sport for life for everyone!