Concussion Policy

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.

JHSC requires all student-athletes born in 2010 or earlier (U14 and older)—and strongly recommends for all athletes—to participate in an approved pre-concussion baseline assessment prior to on-snow training each season.

Fall 2022: Baseline Concussion Testing

The Club provides ImPACT Baseline Tests to all student-athletes U14 and older: information and individual test codes will be distributed by email on or around Sept. 12, 2022, for all athletes registered at that time. We ask that student-athletes participating in fall dryland programming complete the test no later than September 16; all other athletes must complete the test before their first JHSC dryland or on-snow training session. For athletes who register after Sept. 12, test code information will be sent shortly after JHSC registration is complete. 

The Club uses the ImPACT test and administers an ImPACT post-injury test in the case of suspected concussion so that families and health-care professionals have some data for comparison upon examination of an injured athlete.

If you have taken another baseline test, or the ImPACT test through TCSD this summer/fall, please enter that information in the following Google Form: 

Baseline Testing Verification ​

If you have any questions about JHSC Concussion Policy or baseline test requirements (or if you are an athlete born after 2010 and would like to receive a test code to take the ImPACT Baseline Test), or desire further information about Concussion information and resources, please contact the JHSC Student-Athlete Support Director, Grace Tirapelle: gtirapelle@jhskiclub.org

 

RESOURCES

If injured: 

Concussion 101 (from ImPACT): An education guide to understanding Concussion Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Rehab

Youth Concussion Information (from Watershed Jackson): Signs, Symptoms, and Information about Concussions

JHSC Injury Procedures: What is expected of Parents, Coaches, and Admin when injury occurs

Local Physical Therapist Partners: A list of therapists who specialize in concussions

Information: 

JHSC Concussion Policy

Return to Activity Strategy (from ImPACT): A flowchart representing the protocol for progression from injury/concussion to return to participation 

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