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Concussions - Causes and Prevention

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.  Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious!  As a coach, parent or player in the Prince William Lassie League, you play a vital role in sharing this information with players and parents, to minimize the risk and occurrence of concussions. 

Prince William County requires all adult youth sports staff (in the PWLL this includes coaches, assistant coaches and Directors) to take basic concussion information training.  It's free and it's easy!  Just go to (click on the link) to take the training.  At the end of the training you will be provided a completion certificate.  When you've done so, give or email your certificate to your Division Director and you're ready to go! 

If you've already taken the training (perhaps because of your involvement in another sport) and you did so within the past 12 months, your certificate from that training is valid and you can provide that to your Division Director..

One of our Directors found this Youtube Video published by the Prince William County Schools.  If it's not clear to you why we want to avoid our players getting concussions, this explains it in a pretty graphic manner.

Let's work together to make our upcoming season the best - and safest - ever!