LC Concussion Protocol

Lacrosse Canada Concussion Protocol Updates


In the landscape of Canadian sport, the incidence, knowledge, and treatment of concussions has grown due to a greater awareness of concussions from the number of high-profile athletes in sport that have sustained them. Increased media coverage relating to brain injury, and our increased understanding of the consequences of repetitive brain trauma, primarily within professional sports has heightened this awareness, with this comes the knowledge that concussions are very possible within the sport of Lacrosse.


Lacrosse Canada believes that everyone involved with lacrosse should take all precautionary steps to prevent and reduce brain injuries, by informing themselves of the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and by taking accountability for their role in the prevention, identification, and return to health of any participant suffering from a brain injury.

These Concussion Management Guidelines provide guidance in identifying signs and symptoms of a concussion, the suggested responsibilities of coaches and other team staff, return to play guidelines, and the reporting mechanisms for instances of possible concussions.

These guidelines are consistent with the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport (Parachute, 2024).

Concussion Management Guidelines

Head Injury Incident Report Form

Concussion Recognition Tool (Changed from CRT5 to CRT6)

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool SCAT6 & Child SCAT6)

Medical Assessment Letter - Fillable

Clearance Letter - Fillable

Preseason Education Sheet

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