Important Facts about Soccer Concussions…
  1. Concussions are the most dangerous injury caused by youths in soccer.
  2. Concussions often display no outward visible signs.
  3. Most soccer related concussions can be prevented.
  4. There are 4 distinct categories of signals to recognize a concussion.
  5. There are many long-term effects of soccer concussions that are easily treatable if recognized.
  6. Headgear and other devices designed to cushion the hit may not be as effective as you’re led to believe.

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Michigan Public Acts Acts 342 & 343 of 2012 - Define Concussion

Public Acts 342 & 343 of 2012

“Concussion” means a type of traumatic brain injury as recognized by the centers for disease control and
prevention. A concussion may cause a change in a person’s mental status at the time of the injury, including, but not limited to, feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused, and may or may not involve a loss of consciousness. A concussion may be caused by any type of accident or injury including, but not limited to, the following:

1. A fall.
2. A blow, bump, or jolt to the head or body.
3. The shaking or spinning of the head or body.
4. The acceleration and deceleration of the head.

A. “Organizing entity” means any of the following:
1. A school.
2. A state or local parks and recreation department or commission or other state or local entity.
3. A nonprofit or for-profit entity.
4. A public or private entity.

(b) “School” means a nonpublic school, public school, or public school academy as those terms are defined in section 5
of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.5.
(c) “Youth athlete” means an individual who participates in an athletic activity and who is under 18 years of age.

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