SHRed Concussions

Surveillance in High School and Community Sport to REDuce Concussions

What are we trying to find out?

SHRed Concussions is a large Canadian research study that was funded by the National Football league’s (NFL) Scientific Advisory Board to better understand how common concussions are in high school athletes.

We are looking at:

  • how to prevent concussions from occurring
  • how to detect and diagnose concussions
  • how to manage concussions to get athletes back playing sport faster

Who can participate?

Youth who participate in at least one of the SHRed study sports in the community or at their school to participate: ice hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, rugby, football, lacrosse, ringette, cheerleading, wrestling, street dance, sledge hockey, wheelchair basketball, and other sports

Why are we doing this research?

To develop a greater understanding of concussions and their consequences among high school and community sport athletes.

What are participants doing?

Participants must create an online account at, whereby they will complete most of their study requirements. Through the online account participants will complete weekly sport participation and injury surveys and be able to report any injury sustained to their study therapist. Additionally, participants are asked to participate in baseline testing that includes; baseline measures, online questionnaires and clinical assessments.

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We are currently recruiting participants for our research. If you or someone you know are interested in participating, find out who can participate, what you would be doing and who to contact.

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