Wildcats News · Baseline Concussion testing schedule for Spring Sports

Here are the specific dates and times for each team, please relay the information appropriately to your athletes:

February 25, 2020 @ 3pm in G40: Baseball, Softball, Boys Volleyball and Coed VB
February 26,2020  @ 3pm in G40: Boys LAX, Boys Tennis and Girls Tennis
February 27, 2020 @ 3pm in G40: Girls LAX,  Track and Gymnastics

NEW THIS YEAR: Baseline testing – starting with the 2019-20 school year, instead of requiring a new baseline concussion test every two years, students will only have to complete a baseline test one time, prior to their initial participation in the MCPS interscholastic athletics program. This adjustment has been made based on current research and expert recommendations, which show there is a lack of evidence to demonstrate that widespread systemwide baseline testing changes outcomes for students who suffer concussions.  Therefore, only incoming 9th graders and students who are participating in our athletics program (WJ) for the first time need to be tested.

  1. Every athlete must bring the “Consent Form Impact Baseline Concussion Testing” to the testing session signed by a parent. NO FORM NO TEST. Unfortunately we do NOT accept the electronic copy. I have attached a copy of the form to this email so everyone should have it.

2. There will be one make up day before the first official scrimmage. After that, the coaches will be responsible for administering the test to their athletes.

All tests will be administered in room G40 at 3:00 p.m. Student-athletes must bring to the testing session the “Consent Form ImPact Baseline Concussion Testing,” available here, signed by a parent. NO FORM, NO TEST!

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! Report 10 minutes before the start of a testing session. Testing cannot be stopped once started so athletes who are late will be turned away!