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Oregon Concussion Law Implementation Guide for School Districts and Youth Sports Organizations

This information will help school administrators and non-school youth sports organizations directors implement policies and procedures to comply with laws intended to protect youth in organized athletic events.

Each year in Oregon, approximately 1,000 high school athletes suffer at least one concussion (brain injury).

Heading a Soccer Ball Common Symptoms of Sports Concussion
  • memory problems
  • confusion/disorientation
  • feeling "in a fog"
  • delayed verbal and motor responses
  • slurred or incoherent speech
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • visual problems
  • emotional changes (irritability, depression)

Symptoms can last for months or even years following the injury, causing a serious disability.

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