ThinkFirst Smart Hockey program

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What is ThinkFirst Smart Hockey?

This video, supported by Scotiabank, teaches individuals how to prevent, identify, and return to play after a concussion, and provides Canadians with information to support injury prevention on the ice.

It also features interviews with hockey superstars, John Tavares, Tessa Bonhomme, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Myers, and Caroline Ouellette.

Who is this for?

  • Young hockey players
  • Families
  • Coaches
  • Referees
  • Trainers
  • League officials
  • Medical personnel

We recommend this video for viewing at team meetings, with coaches, trainers, parents, and players. 

Smart Hockey Concussion Kit

The Parachute Smart Hockey Concussion Kit accompanies the video, and includes the following pieces:

  • Easy to follow guide for coaches and trainers
  • Concussion management handouts for coaches/trainers, athletes, and parents
  • Personal Concussion Record for each player.

Additional tools to supplement the Concussion Kit:

SCAT3: Sport Concussion Assessment Tool, 3rd Edition

Child-SCAT3: Sport Concussion Assessment Tool for children ages 5 to 12 years

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

Enjoy Hockey for Life

Even when wearing the required gear, players can suffer injuries, which is why it is important to think first and keep respect in the game. Let's all stay safe and enjoy hockey for life!

More about the Video

This video was developed and reviewed in consultation with a team of multidisciplinary experts including members of ThinkFirst Canada's Concussion Education and Awareness Committee, sports medicine doctors, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, researchers, and concussion experts in Canada. It was also developed in keeping with the international Zurich Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. It has been endorsed by the NHL, NHLPA and IIHF.