What is a concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury that temporarily affects the way the brain functions. It can lead to physical, mental, emotional and/or sleep-related symptoms. To protect the health and safety of participants, it’s important that we all take concussions seriously and know how to respond if a concussion occurs.
What to do if you suspect a concussion
Athletes should not return to play or any other physical activity if they suspect a concussion.
If you think that you or your child may have a concussion, see a doctor immediately.
For more information on concussions, including possible signs and symptoms, how to respond to a suspected concussion, and the Return-to-Ringette protocol, all participants involved in ringette are encouraged to take the FREE Ringette Canada: Concussion Education course.
There are steps you can take to minimize the possibility of a concussion.
- Wear protective equipment that fits properly and is well-maintained.
- Follow the rules of the game and practice good sportsmanship.
- Exercise regularly so that your entire body is strong and agile.
- Increase awareness by sharing concussion information with other athletes.
Ringette Canada Tools and Resources
Athlete Medical Report Form
Concussion Emergency Action Plan Template
Concussion Incident Report Form