Medical and Concussion Resources

All High School players MUST complete a physical, an ImPACT baseline concussion evaluation, and concussion awareness training; and optionally obtain a Play Smart free heart screening.

These resources are OPTIONAL for Youth players (Grades K - 8). Some tests aren't available/appropriate under certain ages.

  • ImPACT baseline testing assesses an individual's visual and verbal memory, reaction time, and processing speed before a head injury.
  • This test is valid for 2 seasons - Typically, freshmen/juniors and new players that did not play a fall/winter sport also requiring this test will need to be tested.  (Or whatever cycle the player is on if completed earlier than 9th grade.)
  • UPDATE!  Online testing is the only option available now, for a fee of $20. Complete at:
    • If you have an issue with the online test or your player needs 1:1 support to complete, s/he can take an in-person test at The Portland Clinic (9250 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223). Call 503.293.0161, Option 1 to schedule a test.  In person is for unusual / extraordinary circumstances.
  • Once completed, you will receive proof of completion; save that for your own files for 2 reasons: 1) to remember the test date for 2 years ahead; and 2) should your player suffer an injury, the treating physician will want to access your player's baseline and it is much easier with your code/ID from the baseline test.
  • Any further testing (post injury) would be in person.

CDC Concussion Resources

By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion.

  • All players are encouraged to take advantage of Providence Heart and Vascular Institute's free heart screening
  • Screening can save lives
  • Play Smart provides:
    • Free heart screenings for youths ages 12 to 18, which include:
      • Questionnaire
      • Blood pressure measurement
      • Electrocardiogram
      • Echocardiogram if needed
    • Resources to learn more about sudden cardiac arrest and heart disease prevention