ONLINE — The Michigan Neurosport Concussion Program is now offering free, online courses for youth and high school coaches with up-to-date information about recognizing concussions and the best practices for responding.
The 20-minute courses are available at www.MichiganNeuroSport.com. The courses include a number of resource materials and a quiz that leads to a certificate of completion.
“Here at U-M and Michigan Neurosport, we believe education is crucial when it comes to sports-related concussions and especially when it involves young athletes,” says Amy Teddy, Injury Prevention Program Manager for Mott Children’s Hospital and Director of Education and Injury Prevention of the Concussion Program at U-M.
“But it takes a team to keep concussions on the sidelines. Coaches, parents, teammates and the players themselves need to be aware of the risk and symptoms,” says Teddy.
The new online training is designed to help coaches follow the four Rs, Recognize the injury, Report it (to coaches, parents, physicians), Remove the athlete from play, And plan for Recovery. — L.P.