Over the last few years a lot of information has come out on concussions, and the WISC has taken steps to insure the safety of our patrons. It is our goal to recognize symptoms of a concussion and act accordingly. Beginning in the fall of 2015 all WISC Management, Sharks Travel Coaches and WISC Gymnastics Team Coaches will be certified by the NFHS through Concussion Training course.
We also strongly encourage all volunteer coaches, team managers and parents to take the 20 minute NHFS on-line course to become certified. The WISC will continue to provide a fun and safe environment for you and your family. We appreciate your time and your continued support of WISC programs.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is type of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal function of the brain. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body. Basically, any force that is transmitted to the head causes the brain to literally bounce around or twist within the skull, potentially resulting in a concussion
Symptoms and signs of a possible concussion
|Blurry, fuzzy, or double vision|
|Sensitivity to light and/or noise|
|Concentration problems or memory loss|
|Balance and dexterity problems or dizziness|
|Vomiting or weak stomach|
|1. Remove the participant from play.|
|2. Ensure that the participant is evaluated by an appropriate health care professional.|
|3. Inform the participant‚parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them information on concussion.|
|4. Keep the participant out of play the day of the injury and until an appropriate health care professional says they are symptom-free and give the okay to return to activity.|