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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

For Coaches

The Children’s National SCORE program partners with coaches across the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region – and beyond – to support them in recognizing and responding to concussions in their players. If you are interested in learning about concussion education or further consultation please contact us.

All concussions are serious and most occur without loss of consciousness. Recognizing and properly responding to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury. Remember the mantra “when in doubt, sit them out,” when caring for an athlete with a suspected concussion.

Athletic organizations, trainers and coaches need to recognize and respond to a suspected concussion, and then facilitate treatment if one of their athletes is injured. It is important that all adults in a young athlete’s life support full recovery.

Play Smart, Your Brain Matters

Children’s National and MedStar were chosen as the first in the nation to receive funding to establish a concussion awareness training program that will help enforce the protocols of the District’s Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011 (PDF).

Learn more about the Play Smart, Your Brain Matters program