|"Anyone who has a concussion of any degree should report it to the doctor, the team or the coach. Too many people laugh about concussions, but they are very serious things." Steve Young, former Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.|
National Athletic Trainer’s Association Position Statement:
The 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich November 2008
Heads UpIn 1999, the Sport Medicine Council of Alberta released the Heads-Up program with a focus on Head Injury and Trauma in Sport (H.I.T.S). This was a joint venture between the SMCA, Hockey Alberta and Ringette Alberta. In the years that this program was active, thousands of athletes across Alberta benefited from the information presented. The SMCA salutes the players, volunteers and suppliers who worked together to prevent head injuries in hockey and ringette. Thank-you for your contribution to safe sport.