Attention TCC student-athletes and parents of these 2017 fall sports – Diving, Football, Soccer & Volleyball (all student-athletes from every other sport are welcome to attend as well!) – As part of our ongoing efforts to protect our student-athletes participating in sports where head injury and concussion may occur, concussion baseline testing will be happening soon. It is strongly recommended that student-athletes planning to try out for or participate in any of the above sports attend the SCAT 3 Baseline Testing date on Saturday, August 5, between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Munson Outpatient Services West (5191 Rosewood Drive – Next to Beers & Stillwell Family Dentistry between Zimmerman Road and West High School ). Please see information here: Baseline Concussion Testing for Fall Sports. This SCAT 3 test is free of charge, courtesy of Munson. Please contact Josh Thorington with any questions at 935-9197.
In addition, within the first two weeks of the start of fall sports, the athletes in these same sports will have an ImPACT baseline test conducted by TCC Athletic Trainer, Amy Ream. Amy and the coaches will arrange a testing schedule once the season begins.
Thanks to the support, care & concern by Munson, we are fortunate to have both of these testing options for our student-athletes in place!
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
1) Any current TCC students that had EITHER the SCAT 3 baseline test and/or the ImPACT baseline test last year and DID NOT sustain a head injury or concussion, those students DO NOT need to have either of these baseline tests conducted this fall as those results are on file and his/her baseline test is still valid. If a student-athlete DID have one of these baseline tests conducted last year AND a head injury WAS sustained at any point following that point, he/she must take part in another baseline test this fall.
2) ALL 7th & 8th grade LEAP Football participants will be both SCAT 3 and ImPACT tested this fall. Guidelines indicate that these students should be tested annually through the age of 14.
IN ADDITION: SportsWare Injury Tracking Software
Beginning last year, we implemented SportsWare Injury Tracking Software for families. With SportsWare, families can choose enter health & injury information, and in turn, provide Athletic Trainer, Amy Ream, the ability to communicate more interactively between the Training Room and your son/daughter when monitoring their health. Families are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this free service by registering online. Directions can be found at this link: SportsWare Software Letter to Parents