Concussions (Woolwich Minor Hockey)


Baseline Testing

All players starting in Minor Atom must have a baseline test before the start of each year. Your manager should make arrangements for a session at Woolwich Physiotherapy. This baseline test follows the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool — 5th Edition also known as SCAT5.

Suspected Concussion

Trainers who suspect a concussion must:

  1. Remove the player from play
  2. Communicate details of the incident with parents/guardians
  3. Communicate details of the incident with the coaching staff
  4. Advise that the player see a doctor
  5. Advise that the player be re-tested at Woolwich Physiotherapy
  6. Report the Concussion


Concussion Clearance

In conjunction with the Return to Play protocol, the player must:

  1. Submit a completed Return to Play Certificate from their Doctor to the Hockey Office
  2. AND
  3. Be Re-Tested at Woolwich Physiotherapy


Return to Play

The player must follow these Steps:

  1. Light activities of daily living which do not aggravate symptoms or make symptoms worse. Once tolerating step 1 without symptoms and signs, proceed to step 2 as directed by your physician.
  2. Light aerobic exercise, such as walking or stationary cycling. Monitor for symptoms and signs. No resistance training or weight lifting.
  3. Sport specific activities and training (e.g. skating).
  4. Drills without body contact. May add light resistance training and progress to heavier weights.
    The time needed to progress from non-contact to contact exercise will vary with the severity of the concussion and the player. Go to step 5 after medical clearance (reassessment and written note).
  5. Begin drills with body contact
  6. Game play. (The earliest a concussed athlete should return to play is one week.)


Trainer Resources

Player/Parent/Guardian Resources


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