Baseline Concussion Testing 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. Student athletes participating in sports not aforementioned are welcome to be baseline tested, but should contact me directly to facilitate this.
Traditionally, two baseline concussion testing tools are utilized as part of the collaboration between Rocky River High School and 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.
These assessments 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.
2021-2022 Baseline Testing
C3 baseline testing will resume for the 2021-2022 year. This will take place in the high school Café/Commons on Wednesday, June 16th starting at 8:00 AM. All incoming student-athletes participating in a contact/collision sport are encouraged attend, especially considering that C3 baseline testing was not completed last year due to precautions taken for COVID-19. Time slots are listed below. If a student-athlete intends to participate in more than one contact/collision sport during the 2021-2022 academic year, they only need to come in for one time slot. C3 testing will take approximately 20 minutes to complete
- Football and Boys Soccer: 8:00-9:00 AM
- Girls Soccer and Volleyball: 9:00-10:00 AM
- Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Ice Hockey: 10:00-11:00 AM
- Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse and Girls Lacrosse: 11:00-11:30 AM
ImPACT baseline testing will need to be completed by all incoming freshmen and juniors for the 2021-2022 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 2020-2021 academic year. ImPACT can be completed at home on a laptop or desktop computer. 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]
or [email protected]
with any questions, comments or concerns.
Last revised: 5/3/2021