Preventing ACL Injuries

Santa Monica Sports Medicine Research Foundation's PEP information and exercises to help prevent ACL injuires.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is an injury that changes how the cells in the brain normally work. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly insude the skull. Even a "ding", "getting your bell rung", or what seems to a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. Concussions can also result from a fall or from players colliding with each other or with obstacles, such as a goalpost, even if they do not directly hit their head.


For more information about concussions, traumatic brain injury, or injury in general, visit US Youth Soccer's Health and Safety Resource Center or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Injury Center.