The most important part of any Phantoms program is safety.  Our highest priority is to offer a safe environment for players to enjoy the sport that we love. One of the biggest safety concerns in youth sports today is concussion prevention and management. 

 

To ensure we are doing everything we can to address this concern, the Phantoms have partnered with Achieve Orthopedic Sports Institute ( https://www.achieveorthosports.com ) to provide FREE and MANDATORY baseline concussion testing to our members. Achieve is a proven leader in the field of orthopedics and concussion management. They provide services to several area soccer and football teams, gymnasts, and NHL players.

 

The baseline test administered by Achieve is the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test. This nationally recognized test assesses a player’s decision-making ability, reaction time, verbal and visual memory and processing speed while healthy. In the event that the player suffers a head injury, the ImPACT test provides qualified medical providers the information necessary to determine the degree to which a player has been affected by an injury and the level of function that must be met before he/she returns to activity.

 

NO PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ON-ICE ACTIVITIES FOR THE DARIEN PHANTOMS 2022-2023 SEASON WITHOUT COMPLETING BASELINE TESTING