Fall 2021: At-Home ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing
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 2009 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. This season, the Club is offering at-home ImPACT Baseline Tests to Club athletes: links and invitations to test will be sent to all athletes born in 2009 or earlier in mid-September, and we ask that student-athletes complete the test no later than November 1. For athletes who register after Sept. 20, a test code will be sent shortly after JHSC registration is complete.
Alternately, if a student-athlete has taken another concussion baseline test, or has taken the ImPACT test through TCSD this summer/fall, please enter that information in the following Google Form:
If you have any questions about JHSC Concussion Policy or baseline test requirements (or if you are an athlete born after 2009 and would like to receive a test code to take the at-home ImPACT Baseline Test), or desire further information about Concussion information and resources, please contact the JHSC Student-Athlete Support Director, Grace Tirapelle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Local Physical Therapist Partners: A list of therapists who specialize in concussions
Return to Activity Strategy (from ImPACT): A flowchart representing the protocol for progression from injury/concussion to return to participation
JHSC Concussion Policy: JHSC 2021-2022 Parent-Athlete Handbook, pp. 15-16 (Revised August 17, 2021)