Olympia Allstar Cheerleading

The Importance of Recognizing Concussions in Young Athletes

The Importance of Recognizing Concussions in Young Athletes

The Importance of Recognizing Concussions in Young Athletes

Like any other sports, tumbling, gymnastics, and cheerleading can come with a risk for injuries. Concussions are one possible injury that can be caused by a direct or indirect force on the head. If your child sustains a concussion during tumbling class or cheerleading practice, it is essential to know the signs and follow appropriate protocols for recovery. Plenty of rest is a must following a concussion. Here at Olympia Allstar, our instructors take all injuries seriously and we do not put pressure on young athletes to return to practice before they are ready.

Concussions may have both immediate and long-term effects, including headaches, nausea, dizziness, forgetfulness, blurred vision, altered sleep patterns, memory problems, confusion, personality changes, and clumsiness. Even when concussions appear relatively minor, it is important to seek medical attention within 24-48 hours and keep a close eye out for lingering symptoms. Transitioning back to regular activities should be a gradual process to avoid complications and reinjury.

At Olympia Allstar Cheerleading, we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all young athletes who attend our camps and tumbling classes. Our experienced, certified coaches are here to help your child explore their skills in a controlled environment where safety is always a priority.

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