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Concussion Webinar and Available Health and Fitness Resources

Vancouver BC April 19, 2016 - BC Soccer believes that coach, parent, and player education regarding player health and concussions is of utmost importance and they would like to make everyone aware of a free concusion webinar that is happening on Thursday April 28 at 6:30 PM.  The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Shelina Babul who is the Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist at the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit. Dr. Babul also has led the development of the free online resource “Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)” available at: www.cattonline.com

Dr. Babul is planning to conduct a one-hour focused concussion education seminar with a brief background on concussions, highlight key points, what’s happening in sports, current research, policy and practice, and then walk through the concussion awareness training tool (CATT) to standardize practice among various audiences. 

 To sign up for the webinar please click HERE

BC Soccer would also like to make everyone aware of the online health and wellness resources that are available at https://www.bcsoccer.net/health-fitness.  BC Soccer has put together this Health and Fitness page to help coaches, parents, and players find educational health and fitness resources. The following resources are also geared to help coaches as they work toward finding the most fun, efficient, and effective training environment for their teams.

There are also concussion based resources available to everyone on the BC Soccer Health and Fitness page including a step by step “Return to Play” concussion guide as well as two concussion assessment tools. Furthmore access to BC Soccer's Concussion Policy is also available in the  Bylaws, Rules, Regulations and Policies section of BC Soccer's website. BC Soccer encourages all coaches, players and parents to familiarize themselves with all of the resources available as education is key to maintaining a fun, healthy, safe and effective soccer environment in British Columbia.

 
About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle