The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association takes the matter of player safety very seriously. Injuries, including concussions, are a concern in all sport and recreational activities and we strive to minimize this risk through a number of initiatives, including having certified trainers on all staff.
With respect to concussions we also provide annual education sessions and resources to our volunteers. All are aware of the “when in doubt, sit them out” policy endorsed by Hockey Canada and the OWHA, as well as the return to play protocol for injuries, including concussion.
On this page we are pleased to provide resources for players, families and volunteers specific to the identification, management and recovery process related to concussion.
For many years the TLGHA has partnered with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, world leaders in research and treatment of paediatric concussion. We are fortunate to have them in our neighbourhood conducting research and providing assessment and treatment services to our community.
Baseline testing is not mandatory, but if teams or parents choose to have a baseline done, it does provide valuable information against which to compare in the event of a concussion. The association strongly supports the use of Holland Bloorview for any baseline testing as they are world leaders in research in to pediatric concussion.
Hockey Canada has created the following app (for Apple and Android) that parents, coaches, trainers and players themselves can download to their mobile device.
Concussion Awareness mobile app: