Look at the following links for the latest in concussion news:


Fall 2016  —   Sports writer Joanne Gerstner along with neurologist  Dr.Jeffrey Kutcher have a new book entitled  “Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn’t Have to End Your Athletic Career.”  

The book is an excellent guide for parents and student athletes on the detection and treatment of concussions. The authors reinforce the PlaySmart StaySmart position that knowledge about concussions allows the student athlete to enjoy the sport they love for a long time.


December 2015   —  The US Soccer Federation has issued new guidelines for kids.  Players 10 and under will no longer be able to head at all and players 11-13 can head only in practice. http://www.today.com/parents/no-more-heading-us-soccer-out-new-guidelines-youth-soccer-t54971  

Thanks USSF for keeping kids safe.


The newest research that is coming out is showing that complete isolation and sensory deprivation may delay recovery from concussion.


PlaySmart StaySmart urges all kids to be followed by a concussion specialist. They are the experts who will know what are the proper restrictions for you to follow in order to have the fastest recovery time possible. 


Chandler Parsons of the Dallas Mavericks is a PlaySmart StaySmart supporter. Check it out on twitter. Chandler knows that concussions occur in any sport including basketball.

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Funded by the NFL, the University of Miami is testing an eye tracking device for  early detection of concussions

Oct. 3, 2014  Study by Harvard and Boston University shows only 1 in 27 concussions are detected by trainers.

Good news and Bad news for student athletes suffering from concussion

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/03/17/618963/10072998/en/Concussion-Risk-in-Soccer-is-Just- as-Hiah-as-in-Football.html