Sports-related concussions in high school sports can be serious or even life-threatening if not managed correctly. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to provide information and resources to help educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. Mick Koester M.D., ATC, Chair of the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Director of the Slocum Sports Concussion in Eugene, Oregon, takes you through this course. In this course, you will understand the impact sports-related concussions can have on your players, how to recognize a suspected concussion, the proper protocols to manage a suspected concussion and steps to help your player return to play safely after experiencing a concussion.

CDC Resources

Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes

Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

NFSH Resources

Concussion in Sports—What You Need to Know - Course Link

Brain Injury Association of Vermont (BIAVT) Resources

Concussion Tool Kit

Vermont Concussion Law

Vermont Principals Assosiation (VPA) Resources

VPA Sports Medicine Link

The VPA also has a dedicated site to bring parents and athletes the latest information on important sports medicine topics such as concussions, return to play protocol, heat and cold protocols, athletic trainers, mouthguards in sports and eyeware in field hockey.

Stowe School District / LSSU Concussion Resources

Parents should contact the school nurse in the event of any head injury or suspected/diagnosed concussion. Also, students should be assessed by a physician prior to returning to school. For more information, see the Return to Learn form below.