Baseline Concussion Testing Information

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Baseline Concussion Testing Information

Baseline Concussion Testing Information

Baseline Concussion Testing Information

All students participating in a contact or collision sport at Rocky River High School year are required to complete baseline concussion testing. Baseline concussion testing is a requirement for participating in certain sports. This is to be completed by incoming freshmen and juniors, as well as those student-athletes new to the school, those new to a contact/collision sport or those who suffered a concussion during the previous academic year.

Student-athletes planning to participate in any of the following sports are required to complete baseline concussion testing: football, boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball, wrestling, ice hockey, boys basketball, girls basketball, softball, baseball, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse.

Traditionally, 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.

Both C3 and ImPACT can be utilized in the event that a student-athlete suffers a concussion during the season to help make a more informative and appropriate decision if the involved student-athlete is ready to begin the state-mandated return-to-play protocol proceedings. The return-to-play protocol will only begin after a concussed student-athletes post-injury and baseline test scores are comparable without any reproduction of symptoms.

Please visit the OHSAA’s Sports Safety and Concussion Resources or the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Center webpages for further information regarding concussion signs and symptoms, return-to-play proceedings and/or to get information on scheduling an appointment with a Cleveland Clinic concussion specialist.

2020-2021 Baseline Testing 

C3 baseline concussion testing typically takes place during the summer break between academic years onsite at the high school. However, due to closures and precautions taken for COVID-19, it is doubtful that this will occur for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Therefore, all baselines testing for the 2020-2021 academic year will need to occur utilizing the ImPACT system. As previously mentioned, this test is for all incoming freshmen and juniors for the 2020-2021 academic year participating in one or more of the contact/collision sports listed above, as well as those student-athletes new to the school, those new to a contact/collision sport or those who suffered a concussion during the 2019-2020 academic year. Testing is to be completed at home on a laptop or desktop computer. Instructions for completing a baseline ImPACT assessment and an instructional video clip on logging in to complete a baseline test can be found directly below.

Rocky River High School ImPACT Instructions

ImPACT Video Instructions

Please contact Curtis Friebel, Athletic Trainer for Rocky River High School through the Cleveland Clinic, via email at [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions, comments or concerns.
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