Skyline Soccer Partners with Benchmark Concussion Ltd
Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are two of the greatest threats to the health and safety of athletes today. Awareness is growing within all sports, and action is being prioritized within contact sports, especially in the youth ages where athletes are more susceptible to long term brain trauma. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce that Skyline Soccer Association has forged a new partnership with Benchmark Concussion Ltd to provide awareness and access to baseline concussion testing for our members.
This proactive partnership gives Skyline players the ability complete a baseline test in a team and/or group setting. Players, parents and coaches will have access to a free 45-minute face-to-face Concussion Awareness Education session on Tuesday, August 8th at 7PM at the Skyline office (2130 S Bellaire St). We encourage anyone who is interested to attend.
The most clinically-proven method of accurately diagnosing the extent of a head trauma is through comparison to a pre-established individual baseline. Baseline Testing assesses athletes in areas such as verbal and visual memory, processing speed, cognitive function and reaction time. In the event of a suspected head injury, a secondary post-injury test is performed, the results of which can be compared by a medical professional to assist in making an accurate concussion diagnosis. Click here for a real life case study.
Benchmark Concussion Ltd uses the industry leading ImPACT Applications software for both baseline and post-injury testing. This is the same software that is used by professional sports organizations, NCAA Collegiate programs and National Sports Governing Bodies such as the US Soccer Federation and USDA. For more detailed information about the Concussion Baseline Testing process, click here.
Skyline Soccer will also be hosting days where teams and players can come into the office and pay for a Concussion Baseline Test conducted by Benchmark Concussion Ltd. Baseline testing days are Tuesday 8/15, Wednesday 8/16, and Thursday 8/17 at the Skyline offices from 5PM to 7PM. If you’re interested in getting the test on your own or have questions, please contact Benchmark Concussion Ltd directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 720.877.1273.