Baseline neuro-cognitive (concussion) testing is an important aspect of concussion management. The baseline test is provided through Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine free of charge to high school athletes. The test takes approximately 10-15 minutes per athlete and is completed on the computer before or during pre-season. It measures things such as memory, reaction speed, and cognitive processing so that we have normative values for each athlete. If an athlete sustains a concussion, a post-injury test can be administered and compared with the baseline test by a physician. This ensures that the athlete has returned to baseline neuro-cognitive function so he/she can safely return to school and sports. The test needs to be updated once every 2 years. Dates and times for testing will be communicated via coaches once scheduled on a seasonal basis.
Testing sessions are arranged for the following high concussion risk sports.
||Boys & Girls Lacrosse
|Boys & Girls Soccer
||Boys & Girls Basketball
Testing is not mandatory; however, all athletes in the sports listed above must submit a consent form either accepting or declining the testing. This form is good for the student-athlete’s entire athletic career at BHS unless rescinded by the parent/guardian in writing. The parent of a student-athlete in a sport not listed here who wishes to have the athlete tested should contact the athletic trainer to arrange testing.