Get concussion smart
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.
All of CAC's resources are aligned with the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport, produced by Parachute Canada, and designed to teach you how to ensure the safety of athletes and participants.
- Concussion Recognition Tool
- Player Code of Conduct
- Return to Sport Strategy
- Concussion Baseline Testing: Fact Sheet
- Concussion Guidelines for Parents
- Concussion Guidelines for Coaches
- Concussion Guidelines for Athletes
- Concussion Guidelines for Teachers
For Canadians who are visually impaired or blind, an extensive list of resources on concussion and visual impairments are available on the Canadian Blind Sports website.
Making Head Way: Concussion eLearning Series
These free NCCP modules will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your participants.
You will need a Locker account and NCCP number to access these modules. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a NCCP number, you can create a free account in the Locker.
You should expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing a module. Each completed module will be recorded on your coaching transcript and may contribute to your maintenance of certification.
Available Modules: Making Head Way
Our free eLearning modules teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion – and also how to respond.