The City of Goodyear is trying to help raise awareness to concussions in youth sports and the impact that it has on the growth and development of children.
Our Youth Sports Program follows the guidelines and recommendations on concussions from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov). Concussions can occur in any sport; all volunteer coaches need to know concussion signs and symptoms and what do if a concussion occurs. All volunteer coaches receive a handout on concussion. Volunteer coaches should notify parents/guardians and Site Supervisor if a participant had contact with their head whether it seemed severe or not.
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 quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.