Park City Miner Youth Football ImPACT TESTING

Miners Footbal Logo Think Head First is Pleased to be Working with the Miner Youth Football Program Again for 2011!

Think Head First promotes education and awareness for concussion in sport and worked with the Park City Youth Football League last year in assistance of education for coaches, athletes and parents with regard to the importance of awareness and proper management if injury does occur. Think Head First provides the expertise required for best practices in safe return to sport. Use of neurocognitive testing offers an additional tool in appropriate management for concussive injury and establishing individual baseline cognitive levels enhances the value of the tool. Think Head First will partner with Park City Youth Football to provide availability to ImPACT baseline testing for any interested parents. This process will include a brief educational session for athletes as well as information to parents with regard to concussion.

Why Should We Baseline Test?

The Utah State Legislature has passed a law HB 204 “Protection of Athletes with head Injury”, that went into effect as of May 2011. This legislation requires all sport organizations to provide:

• An established policy/protocol for head injury
• Education to coaches, parents and athletes with regard to the policy as well as general information about concussion in sport
• Policy establishes athletes will be Removed from Sport if suspected to have any signs/symptoms of concussion
• Prohibits athlete to return to sport/play until cleared by qualified healthcare provider “trained in evaluation & management of concussion”

If your child has a baseline test on file, it is easier for a qualified healthcare professional to evaluate the severity of the injury and determine when it is safe to return to play.

ImPACT Neurocognitive Baseline Testing Schedule for 2011:

WHEN:

August 3rd
> 2:30-3:30 Ages 8-11
> 4:30-5:30 Ages 12-14

August 4th
> 2:30-3:30 Ages 8-11
>4:30-5:30 Ages 12-14

August 5th
> 2:30-3:30 Ages 8-11
> 4:30-5:30 Ages 12-14

A Parent should plan to accompany the younger kids with testing (Age 8 & 9)

SIGN-UP FOR TESTING:

To sign your athlete up for a testing session, please provide the following information > roalstadm@thinkheadfirst.com

– Athlete Name and Age
– Parent Name
– Parent Contact Information to confirm testing session; email address and phone #

WHERE:

All Testing Sessions will be held at the Park City High School Counseling Center Computer Room

WHAT:

All Athletes will need to bring with them to testing:

– signed consent (attached) and $30 in cash or check payable to Think Head First
– A parent should plan to accompany the younger kids with testing (age 8 & 9)

Any questions can be directed to Melinda Roalstad at roalstadm@thinkheadfirst.com / 435 640-6497

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By | 2011-12-01T16:03:34+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Testing Sessions|3 Comments

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  1. Michelle Tychsen July 15, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Jake Tychsen, age 13, will be there on Wednesday, August 3, at 4:30. Thanks for doing this!

  2. JC Pollard (13) July 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

    JC Pollard (13) will be attending Aug 3 at 4:30

    John Pollard 435 640-4644

  3. Ray Johnson August 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    please schedule Kaden Brewer for a Mitey Mite time for concussion baseline testing.

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