Netball New Zealand has developed Community Concussion Guidelines and resources to help direct actions, responses and treatment of concussion.
While the incidence of a concussion in Netball is low, it is increasing and these guidelines are important to protect the wellbeing and welfare of our players.
Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The highest volume of concussion occurs among those aged 10-19 years old.
Concussion (and player wellbeing and welfare in general) is everyone's responsibility. Players, parents, coaches and officials need to act in the best interests of the player by taking responsibility for recognising, removing and referring to a medical doctor any player who is suspected to have sustained a concussion.
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