Risk Management & Safety
Baseline Concussion Testing
Langley Minor Hockey Association is pleased to partner with Complete Concussion Management , the leading concussion network in Canada, and Peak Valley Active Health to implement an effective concussion program based on the world' top research. Baseline testing is the first step and we are strongly encouraging that all of our athletes ages 8 and up receive a concussion baseline test prior to the start of each season.
The purpose of a baseline test is to measure every area of brain function, which could become affected following a concussion. This way, if an athlete does get a concussion (or is suspected to have one), these specially trained and equip clinics can compare their post-injury state to their baseline parameters in order to make an accurate diagnosis as well as guide a safe recovery and return-to-play plan. It is important to recognize that secondary concussions prior to full recover may cause permanent injury. Without having healthy baseline parameters, clinicians have no way of determining when the brain is fully recovered. CMMI offers the most comprehensive baseline assessment available, including nine different tests of cognitive, physical and functional abilities.
LMHA BASELINE TESTING CLINICS:
More to be set shortly!
Testing will be at Peak Valley Active Health
#220 - 20780 Willoughby Town Centre, Langley, BC
*Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis.
Please call the clinic directly to arrange your appointment.
Please visit here to find out more information.
Was your player injured during a practice or game?
The Hockey Canada Insurance Program provides supplemental assistance to BC Hockey members for injuries incurred during hockey sanctioned activities. Mandatory/Voluntary participation can depend upon your Branch affiliation and level of play.
For information on making a claim, please visit here.
Concussion Awareness Training Tool
CATT is a free online tool is now available for parents, players, coaches and trainers as a resource for up- to-date educational training on the recognition, management and prevention of concussions. It contains resources such as the concussion response tool that coaches and parents can access and complete on their smartphone/iPad/tablet at the time of injury.
CATT plays a vital role in supporting coaches, parents and athletes to take steps to prevent long term consequences of concussions and to understand the effects and treatment of concussions. The training tool is easy to use and only takes minutes, and everyone can access it online.
This is now a required certification for ALL Team Officials to have completed prior to participation in any practice or game and highly recommended for parents. To take the course, please visit here.
ThinkFirst | Parachute - Preventing Injuries. Saving Lives.
Think First's Hockey has info on concussion, protecting your brain and spinal cord, as well as and return-to-play after you have recovered from concussion symptoms. This video has been endorsed by the NHL, NHLPA, the IIHF and Hockey Canada.
ThinkFirst Canada has joined with Safe Communities Canada, SMARTRISK, and Safe Kids Canada to create Parachute, a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injury and saving lives. Parachute’s injury prevention programming and advocacy efforts are designed to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest.
The Parachute Canada website brings together the content from the four legacy organizations, including ThinkFirst Canada.
Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP)
The Hockey Canada Safety Program utilizes a proactive, preventative, common sense approach to keeping our children safe. The goal of the program is for the safety people to implement effective risk management programs with their own teams where player safety is the first priority at all times, both on and off the ice.
The team safety person:
- Must conduct regular checks of players’ equipment.
- Is responsible for promoting proper warm up and conditioning techniques as a form of injury prevention.
- Coordinates plans for road trips, tournaments, etc. and assists in the overall supervision of the team.
- Establishes medical history files on every player and carries these files and the team first aid kit on every outing.
- Implements an Emergency Action Plan for the team
- Manages all injuries, learns to recognize serious injuries and refers injured players to qualified professionals.
- Must assume a leadership role in promoting the values of safety, fair play and integrity.
Online Resources For Parents
BC Ministry of Health Services
BC Hockey Risk and Safety Manual
Camera, Camera Phones and PDA Policy (BC Hockey)
Canada Food Guide
Harassment and Abuse Policy (BC Hockey)
Helmet Policy (BC Hockey)
Hockey Canada Equipment Safety
Mental Health Resources
On Ice Helpers (BC Hockey)
Safe Use of Energy Drinks
Social Media Policy (BC Hockey)
Social Media Policy (LMHA)
Two Deep Method (BC Hockey)
Zero Tolerance Policy (BC Hockey)