Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.
Sport Manitoba is committed to increasing education and awareness that will assist in gaining the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of athletes. Sport Manitoba is working with Provincial Sport Organizations to establish protocols and consistent information. We all need to work together to ensure a safe sport environment.
What is a concussion?
Concussion Education Sheet
Concussion Baseline Testing Recommendations
This document can be used as a guide for concussion baseline testing among young athletes (18 and under) in Manitoba. Relevant to athletes, parents, coaches, trainers and other sport stakeholders. Download and save the Sport Manitoba Baseline Testing Document
Medical Assessment Letter
Return to Play Guidelines
A concussion is a serious event, but you can recover fully from such an injury if the brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate. Returning to normal activities, including sport participation, is a step-wise process that requires patience, attention, and caution. Please download and save our Return to Play Guidelines
Medical Clearance Letter
Athletes who are diagnosed with a concussion should be managed according to the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport including the Return-to-School and Return-to-Sport Strategies. No athlete that has been diagnosed and is being treated for a concussion can be “returned to play” without presenting this Medical Clearance Letter.
Concussion Resources for Parents...click here for more - coming soon