Concussion Information

Hart and the Pleasanton school district are committed to ensuring that student athletes are safe when they play any sport.

California has a new law (Assembly Bill 25) that requires parents and student athletes to be provided with information regarding concussions. 

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness or unconsciousness. It temporarily interferes with the way the brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance, coordination, and sleep patterns.

Recent studies show that concussions, even minor ones, must be taken seriously. Students must fully recover from a concussion before continuing with their sport. Multiple concussions can cause long-term brain damage.

Please check out the links below for helpful information about concussions.

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)

Concussion video from parent's perspective

Concussion video from student's perspective

CIF sports medicine handbook