Table 4

Characteristics of coaches who completed the questionnaire section on coach beliefs

No concussion education
(n=14)
Received concussion education
(n=120)
Coach type
 Head coach2(14.3%)36(30.0%)
 Assistant coach12(85.7%)79(65.8%)
 Missing0(0.0%)5(4.2%)
Age, mean (SD)44.30(8.59)45.38(7.87)
 Missing4(28.6%)16(13.3%)
Coaching age group*
 Tyke3(21.4%)20(16.7%)
 Timbit7(50.0%)70(58.3%)
 Novice11(78.6%)93(77.5%)
 Atom11(78.6%)99(82.5%)
 Pee wee12(85.7%)102(85.0%)
 Bantam12(85.7%)100(83.3%)
 Midget3(21.4%)43(35.8%)
 Junior0(0.0%)6(5.0%)
 Varsity0(0.0%)2(1.7%)
Years of coaching experience
 0 to <5 years3(21.4%)22(18.3%)
 5 to <10 years6(42.9%)53(44.2%)
 ≥10 years4(28.6%)38(31.7%)
 Missing1(7.1%)7(5.8%)
Access to medical professionals on the bench*
 No access7(50.0%)65(54.2%)
 Athletic therapist1(7.1%)14(11.7%)
 Physiotherapist1(7.1%)1(0.8%)
 Physician0(0.0%)7(5.8%)
 Paramedic2(14.3%)11(9.2%)
 Other†3(21.4%)23(19.2%)
  • *Participants could select more than one response.

  • †Other participants listed included: chiropractor, fireman, first aid person, nurse, respiratory therapist.