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Free Concussion Managment Course

In accordance with North Dakota State Law (NDCC 15.1-18.2-04) regarding concussion management, each official, coach, and athletic trainer receive biennial training regarding the nature and risk of concussion.

ALL Bismarck Public School District coaches (head, assistant, volunteer, etc.) are required to complete the free Concussion in Sport - What You Need to Know course on the National Federation of State High School Activities website for the 2013-2014 school year (even if this course was completed within the past two years).

It is highly recommended that every BPS student-athlete and parent/guardian should successfully complete the free 20 minute NFHS online course "Concussion in Sports - What You Need to Know".

Click HERE for step by step directions (pdf) on how to register and complete the free NFHS Learn Concussion In Sports course.

Click HERE to complete the free NFHS Learn Concussion in Sports course.

This video is part of a free course offered by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The NFHS and CDC have teamed up to provide information and resources to help educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports.

COACHES: Once the course is completed, a copy of the certificate of completion must be uploaded to Coaches Corner on the employee/PLC Moodle. A certificate from each individual coach is required, this MAY NOT be done as a group activity and one certificate submitted for the group as proof of completion.

Risk and Activies: Know the Risks video

Click HERE to view Sports and Activities: Know the Risks video produced by the NFHS. All Bismarck Public School's student-athletes and their parents are required to view this video prior to the start of their athletic season.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Concussion Videos

Watch the pros tell their stories, the experts give their insights, and families, both teens and their parents, discuss how concussion has changed their lives. Also learn about brain injury basics and helmet safety.
Please note: Videos may take a moment to load. CLICK HERE to go to CDC website.

School Sports: Five Myths About Concussions

OTL: Mike Webster's Brain Injury History

The NFL retirement board determined in 1999 that repeated blows to the head had left Mike Webster, who spent most of his 17-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, "totally and permanently" disabled.

Tags: NFL, Mike Webster, disability, brain injury, concussion, lawsuit, Bob Fitzsimmons, Dr. Edward Westbrook, Gerry Sullivan, Pam Webster

Mixed messages on brain injuries

Mixed Messages On NFL Brain Injuries

For years while the NFL's top medical experts denied any link between football and long-term brain damage, the league retirement board awarded disability payments to at least three former players after concluding that football caused their brain injuries.

Tags: NFL, Mike Webster, disability, brain injury, concussion, lawsuit, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Bob Fitzsimmons, Dr. Edward Westbrook, Gerry Sullivan, Pam Webster, Frontline, ESPN, Outside the Lines, Steve Fainaru, Mark Fainaru-Wada

Concussions: Don't Hide It, Report It, Take Time to Recover

Concussed NFL alumni seek awareness, amends

Click HERE to learn more about this story.

Dick's Sporting Goods PACE "Straight Talk"

Dick's Sporting Goods PACE Protecting Athletes Through Concussion Education

If In Doubt, Sit It Out

Former professional hockey player Eric Lindros, along with other NHL players and health care professionals, discuss the dangers of concussions in the sport on this DVD entitled "Concussions in Hockey: Signs, Symptoms and Playing Safe." The video is a collaborative project between NATA and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. It was funded by the National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association.

What is a concussion? from National Athletic Trainers' Assn on Vimeo.

Concussions in Football DVD: NATA/National Academy of Neuropsychology Team up on Campaign to Raise Concussion Awareness

Concussions in Football from National Athletic Trainers' Assn on Vimeo.

E:60 explores Preston Plevretes' life after tragedy

Nathan Stiles
OTL: Nathan Stiles dies after concussion

Spring Hill Kansas High School Senior Nathan Stiles collapsed on the sideline just before halftime of his last football game on October 29, 2010. He died later at the hospital. ESPN's T.J. Quinn speaks with Nathan's parents, Ron and Connie, about their son. Click HERE to view video.

League of Denial
League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries. Click HERE to view video. FRONTLINE's investigation of the NFL's concussion crisis, has been honored with a Peabody Award.

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