Whether your child is an athlete playing in schools sports leagues, independent sports leagues or both, CAPT is the one of the best ways to ensure that your child receives the appropriate level of treatment and care in the event of a concussion.
It’s simple - the risk of serious injury increases dramatically when athletes aren’t removed from play at the right time or if they return to activity before they are ready.
Many governments have already mandated or are in the process of mandating that sports organizations ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed and are using appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources.
CAPT is an application that your child’s school or sports league will make available to coaches, coaching staff, teachers, nurses, athletic therapists, as well as you and your child. It contains a number of features intended to ensure that concussions are diagnosed correctly and that post-concussion return to activity is monitored according to the concussion protocols approved by your school or league.
CAPT helps to manage your child’s safety by ensuring that the coaching staff know whether to remove an athlete from sport or not, according to the organization’s approved concussion protocol. This can be done immediately when a head injury is suspected.
CAPT is a tool for you as a parent or guardian to monitor the child’s progress during the recovery stages to ensure that your child returns to activity, learning and athletics safely based on approved concussion protocols.
CAPT is a recordkeeping tool that covers all the steps in your child's injury and recovery, so you have the confidence that the right decisions are being made about your child’s health and safety at every step of their recovery.