Concussions can happen during a soccer game in many different ways. Educating yourself about concussions will allow you to see the signs and symptoms and teach you how to respond correctly to the concussion. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells. Dealing with a concussion is never an easy task and learning about them is your best way to prepare yourself if they occur. You can never be too safe when it comes to concussions, please remember to be play safe while you're on the pitch and when in doubt, pull the player out!
Concussions seem to becoming more prevalent in youth soccer nowadays. Click the link below to go to the CDC's website about concussions. Their website contains everything you need to know about concussions whether you're a parent or a coach.