Welcome to the Coaches section,
We are developing this section into the most comprehensive information source for you as a coach. Both Keith Primeau and Kerry Goulet are here for you to ask questions with respect to all of your coaching needs when it comes to concussions and help in the prevention of concussions.
Your players are the most important aspect of a team, and we at stopconcussions.com know you want the latest information on how to teach them to play it safe in all sport. That’s why you can find all the tools you need here on our website. If what you are looking for is not here please contact us. We have information on safe sport, ways to tackle, ways to teach players to give and take a body check in hockey as well as the importance of keeping their heads up to be aware on the ice, field and court.
You can also discover important resources on concussions and spinal cord injuries such as what to look for if you think one of your players may have a concussion.
Kerry Goulet is available 24/7 for you to help understand the cause, effect, the consequences and management of concussions. email@example.com, 416-828-2929.
YOU ARE THE MENTOR FOR YOUR PLAYERS!
- You are responsible for your team’s safety
- Be a role model
- Help develop the intangibles
- Set a good example
It is your duty to teach them: Respect – Skills – Safe play values
WORK HAND IN HAND WITH YOUR TRAINER TO:
- Remove the athlete from play.
- Ensure that the athlete is evaluated right away by an appropriate healthcare professional.
- Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them a stopconcussions.com factsheet.
- Allow the athlete to return to play only with permission from a healthcare professional who has experience in evaluating concussions and return to play guidelines.
For more hockey specific drills – please click on the link below.
Play It Cool hockey was specifically designed for hockey. Both of our co-founders, Keith Primeau and Kerry Goulet were instrumental in developing the Play It Cool hockey platform and we are excited to continue to work with the Canadian Spinal Research Organization and the Play It Cool research team of Dr. William Montelpare and Dr. Susan Forbes.
Since creating stopconcussions.com both organizations have been inundated with questions, comments and stories about concussions. Stopconcussions.com will continue to work diligently on all sports to help change the mindset of how we play and practice sports, thus enabling you with the access to many of the principles we have laid out in order for you to utilize them in your overall concussion protocol.