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White Swan High School has developed this web-site to educate its coaches, student-athletes and parents about the dangers of concussions in high school athletics. We are committed to minimizing the risk of concussions to our student-athletes.What is a Concussion?A concussion is a mild brain injury in which trauma to the head results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function (Smoots, 2011). The Brain Injury Association and Academy of Neurology state there are three different grades of concussions, with grade one being the least severe and grade three being the most severe. No matter what the grade of the concussion, all concussions must be taken seriously. Any time there is a blow, bump or jolt to a athlete's head, he/she must be checked for signs of a concussion.Concussions in athletics are on the rise across America. Research has shown that “An estimated 136,000 concussions occur per academic year in high school alone” (Meehan, 2010).