What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury that may be caused by a blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an “impulsive” force transmitted to the head. Concussions can result from hitting a hard surface such as the ground, ice, or floor, from players colliding with each other or being hit by a piece of equipment such as a bat, stick, or ball.
How Can I Prevent a Concussion?
Do not initiate contact with your head or helmet and avoid striking an opponent in the head. Undercutting, flying elbows, stepping on a head, checking an unprotected opponent and sticks to the head all cause concussions. Follow all the safety rules for of your sport. Practice good sportsmanship in addition to practicing the skills of your sport.