Young athletes should have a baseline test done before a concussion happens to test verbal and visual memory, attention span, brain processing and reaction time.
See a doctor immediately if you think your child might have a concussion. Some other symptoms can include: confusion, blurry vision, slowed reaction times, sensitivity to light or mood changes. For more information about concussions, download a PDF here.
Get Ahead of Helmets
Know when it's appropriate to wear a helmet and make sure it fits nice and snug! Skateboarding helmets should have an ASTM F1492 sticker. For more helmet tips, click here to download this PDF. Also, check out this cool coloring exercise to help your kids understand the importance of helmets.