Over the past few years the medical and sport communities have become increasingly aware of the effect head trauma has on the adolescent brain. Commonly known as a concussion, it's characterized by an impairment of the brain's normal function which can be caused by the shaking or jarring of the brain. Not every bump or blow to the head will cause a concussion, however concern over our player's safety is the Scorpion Lacrosse Club's primary focus. More can be read about concussions and symptoms here. There are tools to determine if a player has a concussion. Most medical professionals agree that a baseline ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test is one of the best available. This neurocognitive tool is computer based and evaluates an individual's visual and verbal memory, processing speed and reaction time in a pre-concussion state and can be used for comparison purposes after players experience a type of head trauma. The following video was produced by Dr. Andrew Nash, a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant located in Danville. Scorpion Lacrosse is strongly encouraging all players to consider investing 30 minutes to undergo a Basline ImPACT Test. While there are many facilities in the Bay Area to complete this baseline test, the test is available locally and administered through a partnership with 1 to 1 Pediatrics and Andrew L. Nash MD., located in Danville. Dr. Nash is the only Credentialed ImPACT Consultant in Danville and is offering the Baseline ImPACT Test to all Scorpion Lacrosse players a discounted rate. You can read more about Dr. Nash, his practice, and the ImPACT test via Dr. Nash's website. If you are interested in making an appointment for your son or daughter to take their baseline test, please contact Dr. Nash’s office directly at 925-362-1861.