Youth sports (including Central Vermont Little League) are mostly coached by parents and while concussion training is suggested, it often does not occur. This leaves coaches much less likely to recognize concussion symptoms which can be dangerous. Additionally if coaches do not understand the impact of concussions they will be unable to provide any information to the youth athletes they are working with. Concussions symptoms have been shown to last longer in younger athletes and returning to play too soon puts the athlete at increased risk of an additional concussion. Therefore, education was provided to Little League coaches with the goal of ensuring that concussions can be recognized and proper management will be initiated with athletes.
concussions, youth sports, Vermont
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