Concussion Information

The NBIAA is requiring that coaches complete the free online concussion course 'Making Head Way' at  This course is mandatory for all coaches in all NBIAA activities

To view coaches who have completed the course, go to and click on 'Public Transcript' and enter their NCCP number and their last name.

Concussion Definition

A concussion is:

• is a traumatic brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to signs and symptoms that can emerge immediately or in the hours or days after the injury;

• signs and symptoms can be physical (e.g., headache, dizziness), cognitive (e.g., difficulty concentrating or remembering), emotions/behavioural (e.g., depression, irritability) and/or related to sleep (e.g., drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep);

• may be caused by a jarring impact to the head, face, neck or body, with an impulsive force transmitted to the head, that causes the brain to move rapidly and hit the walls of the skull.

• can occur even if there has been no loss of consciousness (in fact most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness; and, cannot normally be seen on X-rays, standards CT scans or MRI’s.


Schools should follow the Concussion Management Procedures as per the New Brunswick Safety Guidelines for Secondary Interschool Athletics.