Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Concussion Signs & Symptoms

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Balance Problems
  • Headaches
  • Blurry Vision
  • Confusion
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Concentration Problems

Remember as a coach “When in doubt, sit them out!”

When you suspect that a player has a concussion follow the “Heads Up” 4 step plan

  1. Remove the athlete from play
  2. Ensure that the athlete is seen by a health care professional
  3. Inform athlete’s parents or guardians
  4. Keep the athlete out of play until given the they are cleared by a health care professional and are symptom free.

For more information about concussions click here.

Be Careful Exercising in Hot Weather

Football, cross country, tennis and golf are all beginning to train for their fall season. With humidity and heat indexes well over 100 degrees in South Carolina, it is the coaches’ responsibility to know the signs of heat stress and what athletes are subject to in high temperatures.


All athletes are subject to:

  • Heat Cramps
  • Heat Syncope
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heat Stroke

Ways Coaches Can Prevent Heat Stress:

  • Encourage athletes to drink water
  • Provide gradual acclimation to hot weather
  • Know the physical condition of athletes
  • Encourage athletes to wear appropriate cool clothing
  • Observe your athletes and look for any signs of heat stress

For more information about Heat Stress and Athletic Participation click here.