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Concussions and Youth Sports – What To Do – What To Look Out For

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Millions of children participate in youth sports every year. Generally, participating in a team sport is a fun and pleasant experience. It can also be a great learning experience for a child. Team sports can help teach leadership, team work, and sportsmanship. In some instances, participating in youth sports leads to serious personal injuries including but not limited to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Safety is key to preventing or reducing the severity of head injuries when a child is participating in youth sports.

The Center for Disease Control reports that a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a jolt, blow, or bump to the head that, in turn, changes or affects the manner in which the brain functions or operates. At times, the signs and symptoms of a concussion are difficult to observe. It is important for coaches, parents, and officials to be on the look out for the signs and symptoms of a concussion or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). See Managing Concussions in Children’s Sports.