The ImPACT concussion tracking system is a sophisticated research-based software tool developed to help athletic trainers, doctors and neurologists evaluate recovery following concussions. ImPACT evaluates multiple brain activities including memory, brain processing speed, reaction time and post-concussive symptoms. This test helps athletes get back to play safely following a head injury. All FRESHMEN who are going to play the following sports or any athlete in Grades 10-12 who did not take one for the previous season in the following sports are required to take the test:
A few facts about the test:
YOU CANNOT FLUNK THE TEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
The test takes around 20-30 minutes
You are allowed to have a parent with you when you take the test. They may help you read directions, but they CANNOT help you with the testing activities. Doing so will severely alter your test scores and will delay your return to play after a head injury.
DO NOT WRITE ANY ANSWERS DOWN WHEN YOU ARE TAKING THE TEST
The ImPACT baseline test only has to be taken once every two years.
If you are not participating in a sport that is required to take the baseline test, you are still strongly encouraged to take the test, but you may still participate without taking the test.
If you have not taken the baseline test and you are participating in a required sport, you cannot participate until doing so.