Concussions in Sports:
Following are some very helpful articles regarding concussions in sports:
ThinkFirst Concussion Education
Guideline for Parents
Sports and Mononucleosis
Mono can be very dangerous to kids who play contact sports. Please educate your child on the prevention of mono and encourage them to never share water bottles.
One Mom's Story
Sharing of Water Bottles
Teen Growth - Facts About Mono
Dressing Room Flu Prevention:
While the paranoia of H1N1 has definitely subsided, prevention of the seasonal and all types of flu can be handled the same.
Flu, Hockey and You
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Hockey Helmet Certification:
A recent rumor has been circulating that some player helmets are "expired" and players can receive a penalty for an expired helmet. Please note that this is untrue. The lifespan of a hockey helmet is not easy to determine. Many factors including the amount and type of use, care and maintenance, storage, determine a hockey helmet's life-span. Consumers should exercise good judgement as to the suitability of a hockey helmet for play. Helmets that are cracked, have loose fitting or missing liner pieces, or that have been subjected to a severe blow should be replaced.
For more information please refer to a letter received from CSA.