Health

Concussions

Youth concussion can have long-term impacts on young athletes such as their health, memory, and learning. This has lead to a new effort to improve prevention, recognition and response to sports-related concussion. Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club encourages coaches, parents and players to educate themselves on how to identify when a player may have a concussion.

CMSA has partnered with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) to implement an injury surveillance program providing education, prevention and management around soccer related injuries in youth. If you suffer a suspected concussion or musculoskeletal injury, let your team Safety Advocate know and they will provide you with information to follow-up with our study Sport Medicine Physicians for post injury care as soon as possible following your injury.  If your team does not have a team Safety Advocate and you would like to volunteer, please email Cory at operations@calgaryminorsoccer.com to sign up.

ConcussionsFIFA Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
Can be used to help identify concussion in children, youth and adults:
Concussion Pocket Guide

Concussion Guidelines for Parents/Caregivers
Understand concussions, identify symptoms and actions to take as a parent/caregiver:
Concussion Guidelines for Parents & Caregivers

Concussion Guidelines for Coaches/Trainers
Understand concussions, identify symptoms and actions to as a coach/trainer:
Concussion Guidelines for Coaches & Trainers

Guidelines for return to play after a Concussion
Steps to take before returning to sport:
Returning to Play After a Concussion

Nutrition

FIFA – A practical guide to eating and drinking for health and performance
FIFA Nutrition Guidelines

NCAA – Nutrition for the soccer student-athlete
Nutrition for Soccer Student-Athletes

.Soccer Related Injuries

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine – Stop Sports Injuries
Soccer Related Injuries & Prevention