The role of a Club or Sports Association
If a concussion is suspected all stakeholders should know how to recognise and respond.
Provide guidelines and policies
Clubs and associations play an important role in fostering a positive culture around concussion and in encouraging communication in their sport.
Sports with high risk of concussion often have policies and guidelines from their international organisation on concussion management. Make sure that these are available for club, coaches, athletes, parents etc.
Many clubs are small in numbers and most coaches are volunteers. These clubs do not have the resources to provide education or informational material for their coaches and members.
It can be helpful to provide regular education for club members and an open coach forum for support, e.g. collaboration with local/regional clubs. A “go to” person for coaches, athletes, parents could be beneficial.
Watch the video and learn what the sports association can do: