We understand that injuries happen in fast-paced sports such as ringette. Below are some resources to help our athletes stay injury free, as well as some information on what to do if an injury occurs.
Injury Reporting System- Injuries remove athletes from their training program or competition schedule and may contribute to an early exit from sport. In order to prevent and manage injury in sport activities, we need to better understand where, to whom, why and how injuries occur. The purpose of this site is to gather information to help answer questions about injury in various sport and recreation activities in Alberta.
Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport – The Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport has been developed to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care, and proper management to allow them to return to their sport.
Concussion Ed App– Available from Parachute Canada, the Concussion Ed app is designed to give Canadians free access to critical concussion resources. This free mobile app was primarily developed for youth, parents and educators, but covers concussions throughout different scenarios for a wide audience. Available in English and French, Concussion Ed is organized into Prevent, Recognize, Manage and Track.
Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool– Coach.ca has provided this quick reference guide on how to spot a concussion
Concussion Leagacy Foundation- The Concussion Legacy Foundation believes we all have a responsibility to ensure athletes can reach their full potential on and off the field. We are committed to protecting athletes and families through research, policy, and education.
Ringette Canada’s Information on Concussion– Full details including policies, guidelines and general information
“Making Head Way”- This Coach.ca program, offers training and resources on how to better prepare yourself to recognize a concussion and what to do if you suspect that someone has one.
Parachute Canada– Parachute is a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Our programming and advocacy efforts are designed to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest. Please take a minute to read their Statement on Concussion Baseline Testing in Canada
CAAWS- The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women – as active participants and leaders – within and through sport. With a focus on systematic change, they partner with governments, organizations and leaders to challenge the status quo and to advance solutions that result in measurable change.
Team Up Speak Up Day- Held in Mid-September, the goal of Team Up Speak UpTM Day is for as many of them as possible to hear a simple speech. The core message: that athletes have a responsibility to report to a team leader if they notice concussion signs in a teammate.