Concussion Awareness

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. 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.

Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.

A new Georgia law which takes effect this year demands that the parents of every player is made aware of the possibilities and the consequences of concussions. To help with that, FCYSL has put together information and links so you can get the information you need. Click on the bold words below to get the forms mentioned.

Fayette County Parks & Recreation Concussion Awareness Sheet

This is the most important sheet for concussion awareness. Each parent is required to read this. Part of the release that you sign when you register states that you have read this, so please make sure that you have!

Georgia Soccer Concussion information

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, here are links to the forms provided to us by Georgia Soccer.

CDC Concussion Site

This is the most informative web site on concussions. Apart from the information given, the CDC offers free online concussion awareness classes.