As part of the ongoing efforts to educate the soccer community, U.S. Soccer recently released the below powerful video.
It follows a player through her journey on the road to recovery; from the initial impact, assessment, recovery, and finally back on the pitch.
The message in the video is simple, “Recognize the symptoms, take the appropriate action, and come back to the game 100%”.
This message is one that we cannot fail to share enough with the soccer community. Only with your diligence on the pitch during games and practices, can we make an impact on our players’ road to recovery.
Please share the below video with your players, parents, coaches, administrators and friends in soccer. Also share this U.S. Soccer webpage and this link to useful shareable resources, including impactful printable materials.
The above text is taken, in part, from Cal North’s website and edited for brevity.
Finally, please keep in mind that concussions are just the tip of the iceberg. There is growing scientific evidence that even repeated sub-concussive impacts on the brain can lead to severe lifetime brain damage. Click here for more information.