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EMSC partners with Back2Play Concussion Research

Updated: Mar 30

Erin Mills Soccer Club (EMSC) partnered with the Back2Play Concussion Research team to provide our development and competitive teams with an interactive concussion education event.

On March 24, members of the Back2Play team came to our EMSC Clubhouse to educate our teams. There were eight teams that were able to participate in the activities and learn more about the prevention, recognition and management of concussions in kids.


This event followed virtual sessions that Back2Play hosted with our teams during the most recent lockdown.

The Back2Play Concussion Research team is from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Their research included evidence-based Return to Activity and Return to School Guidelines for children and youth that have sustained a concussion. The team has also developed the Back2Play App, which helps children and youth following a concussion. The Back2Play team is headed by Carol DeMatteo, Professor Emeritus. Our session was run by Deborah Gjertsen, Knowledge Broker together with other members of the Back2Play team.

Erin Mills Soccer Club wants to thank the Back2Play Concussion Research team for hosting this event with us. We look forward to working together to help educate our members on concussions.

For more information on Back2Play Concussion Research, follow them on Instagram @back2playconcussionteam or email concuss@mcmaster.ca. For more information on our Concussion protocols, Rowan’s Law and much more, head over to our Concussion Centre.

About Erin Mills Soccer Club

The Erin Mills Soccer Club (EMSC) is a non-profit community-based organization in Mississauga, offering indoor and outdoor recreational and competitive soccer programs since 1972. The Erin Mills Soccer Club is also known as EMSC and Home of the Eagles. The club features a 20,000 square foot indoor soccer facility. EMSC has over 3,500 members and 300 professional coaches and volunteers. The Erin Mills Soccer Club carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from Ontario Soccer. EMSC’s tradition of excellence includes six national championships (6 Gold & 4 Silver) and 48 Ontario Cup winners. There are former EMSC players competing in the MLS, NCAA, CIS, Provincial and National levels. Over EMSC’s 47-year history, several hundred players have earned scholarships with universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. ESMC is committed to develop, teach and promote soccer to all ages, at all levels of play, in a safe and healthy environment.


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