All students participating in a contact sport at Rocky River High School during the 2019-2020 school year are required to complete baseline concussion testing. Typically, these tests are to be completed by incoming freshmen and juniors. However, those new to a contact sport, or those who have suffered a concussion during the previous academic year will also need to complete a new baseline concussion test.
Two different baseline concussion testing tools are utilized as part of the collaboration between Rocky River High School and the Cleveland Clinic. The first is C3, which involves an iPad and balance assessment portions. The second is ImPACT, which is completed on a computer. The ImPACT assessment can be completed by a student-athlete at home, as long as they are using a laptop or desktop computer. ImPACT is not compatible for completion on an iPad/tablet or cell phone. The at-home testing instructions for ImPACT can be found by clicking on the link below.
Both C3 and ImPACT can be utilized in the event that a student-athlete suffers a concussion during the season to help make a decision if the student-athlete is ready to begin the return-to-play protocol proceedings. The return-to-play protocol will only begin after a concussed student-athlete's post-injury and baseline test scores are comparable without any reproduction of symptoms.
2019 C3 Baseline Testing
C3 baseline concussion testing this year will occur at Rocky River High School of Monday, June 10, from 1:30-5:00 pm. This testing is for all incoming Freshmen and Juniors for the 2019-2020 academic year. Testing will occur in the school Commons, so the entrance to use will be the one on Wagar Road, as if you were coming to attend a basketball game or swimming and diving meet. All appropriate teams have been assigned a time slot for this baseline testing. Student-athletes planning to participate in multiple sports throughout the 2019-2020 academic year only need to come to one of their listed sports' time slots.
The time slots are as follows:
- Football: 1:30-2:30 pm
- Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer and Volleyball: 2:30-3:30 pm
- Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball: 4:15-5:00 pm
Please contact Curtis Friebel, the schools' Athletic Trainer through the Cleveland Clinic, via email at [email protected], with any questions.