Concussion Info (Waterloo Minor Hockey)

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Dear Parents,

 

BACKGROUND

 

For the upcoming 2017-18 hockey season, Waterloo Minor Hockey Association (WMHA) is engaging SHIFT Concussion Management Inc. and a network of local health care providers to implement a concussion management protocol that improves support for coaches, trainers, players and their families with the goal of reducing the risk of premature return to play and re-injury.

 

SHIFT is a leader in Canada for providing an advanced approach to concussion awareness and rehabilitation, guiding injured athletes to a safe return to sport and daily life activities. The Shift Concussion network is the largest network of trained concussion management providers in Canada, with more than 450 across the country.

 

As part of the program, SHIFT will assist WMHA to implement a mandated baseline concussion testing initiative for the 2017-2018 season. Current best practice guidelines recommend a comprehensive baseline assessment tool that assesses all aspects of concussion. WMHA and SHIFT have a common goal to improve the process involving concussion recognition and management in youth sport and are committed to working together to develop and implement a targeted concussion management program that will be the first of its kind in the Region.

 

**TESTING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS (Major Atom and above)**

 

**WMHA IS PROVIDING THE TESTING AT NO COST TO ITS MEMBERS**

 

 

PLAYER REGISTRATION FOR BASELINE TESTING

 

Baseline testing will take place at RIM Park Indoor Field #1 on the following dates:

 

  • Saturday, August 19th from 9:40am to 7:25pm

  • Sunday, August 20th from 9:40am to 7:25pm

  • Saturday, August 26th from 9:40am to 7:25pm

  • Sunday, August 27th from 9:40am to 7:25pm

 

Players can register for an arrival time between 9:40am to 7:25 on a first come, first serve basis (this test will take approximately 15 min).

 

Step 1 - CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER: http://shiftconcussionmanagement.gettimely.comthen click “Book Now” and then choose any of Stream 1, 2, or 3 (all are the same) and click “Next”

 

Step 2 – Review the attached “Baseline Instructions” for more information on the testing process.

 

Step 3 – Review and Fill Out the attached “Consent Form”.  ***Bring the completed form with you to submit to SHIFT on the testing day***.


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