Baseline Concussion Testing Information


Baseline Concussion Testing Information

Baseline Concussion Testing Information




General Information


All students participating in a contact or collision sport at Rocky River High School are required to complete baseline concussion testing. Baseline testing is to be completed by incoming freshmen and juniors, as well as those student-athletes who are new to the school, those who new to a contact or 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, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, ice hockey, basketball, softball, baseball and lacrosse. Those who participate in diving are also strongly encouraged to complete baseline testing. Those participating in sports not aforementioned are welcome to be baseline tested, but should contact Curtis Friebel, Rocky River High School’s Athletic Trainer, directly to facilitate this.


Two baseline concussion testing tools are used as part of the collaboration between Rocky River High School and Cleveland Clinic. These tests analyze measures such as immediate and delayed memory, processing speed, balance and reaction time. Additional information for these testing tools can be found below. 


These assessments are 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 athlete’s post-injury and baseline test scores are comparable, without any reproduction of symptoms. 


Please visit the OHSAA’s Sports Safety and Concussion Resources and the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Center webpages for additional 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.



C3 Testing


Baseline C3 testing for the 2023-2024 academic year will be taking place in the high school’s Café/Commons in the morning of Friday, June 9th. All incoming freshmen and juniors participating in a contact/collision sport, as well as those student-athletes new to the school, are to come in for this testing. Report times for each team needing testing are listed below. Students planning to participate in more than one contact/collision sport during the school year only need to come in for one time slot. The C3 testing process should take no longer than 30 minutes. Testing will conclude by 12:00 PM.

  • Football, 9:00am
  • Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer, 9:30am
  • Volleyball and Swimming/Diving, 10:00am
  • Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball, 10:30am
  • Ice Hockey, Wrestling and Cheerleading, 11:00am
  • Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse and Girls Lacrosse, 11:30am

ImPACT Testing


Incoming freshmen and juniors, those new to the school and those who suffered a concussion during the 2022-2023 academic year planning to participate in a contact/collision sport(s) must also complete an ImPACT baseline test for the 2023-2024 academic year. ImPACT testing can be completed at home on a laptop or desktop computer. ImPACT is not compatible with test completion on a mobile devise. Instructions for completing a baseline ImPACT assessment can be found at this link: Rocky River High School ImPACT Instructions.

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

Last revised 5/22/23

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