• The tremendous increase in youth soccer participation has seen a huge increase in reported concussions.
  • Lacrosse is the single fastest growing sport amongst high school aged teens in suburban areas, and has led to an alarming number of reported concussions.
  • Football remains the number one sport in causing concussions amongst players of all ages.
  • With the proliferation of club and travel baseball teams across the country, youth baseball organizations are beginning to provide baseline concussion testing to their athletes.
  • With more information and research available about the dangers and impact of concussions on youth athletes, the debate about "how young is too young" for youth football participation has begun.

Concussions by the Numbers

  • Concussion rates more than doubled among students age 8-19 participating in sports like soccer and football between 1997-2007, even as participation in those sports declined.
  • A 2011 study of U.S. high schools with at least one athletic trainer on staff found that concussions accounted for nearly 15% of all sports related injuries reported to trainers.

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WHY ImPACT TESTING?

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. ImPACT was developed to provide useful information to assist qualified practitioners in making sound return to play decisions following concussions.

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Why TRAZER HRA Testing?

The TRAZER HRA is a leading edge technology which evaluates physical performance capabilities for concussion assessment and return to play protocols. TRAZER HRA offers a complete solution; from baseline test to concussion evaluation to a precisely scripted return-to-play exercise program.

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