Brain injuries, including concussions, do not only affect professional athletes. Children and youth involved in sport are more likely to suffer head injuries than any other group. More than 40 per cent of head injuries in children and youth aged 10-19 years treated in emergency departments are sustained during recreation and sport activities.
The Active & Safe program provides resources to reduce the incidence and severity of a concussion, while creating the conditions for active and safer play throughout the Canadian sport system. The project targets coaches, trainers, educators, health professionals, community leaders, parents and athletes.
Active and Safe is a collaboration among:
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
Coaching Association of Canada
Funding was made possible through a contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Melia's Take: Preventing Concussion
I'm Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. I’m also a parent, coach, sports fan and player. This blog is written from all those perspectives…