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Winter Athletics IMPACT Testing Update
Brendan Scully
Monday, November 30, 2020

Hope everybody is staying healthy!

One of the requirements for participation in Massabesic athletics is to have each student-athlete complete a concussion baseline ImPACT test prior to a contact-practice/event. The reason for this test is to have a baseline of each athlete's "normal" neurocognitive function, which will be used in comparison with their test results after a suspected concussion to help identify any neurocognitive deficiencies due to a concussion. 

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, baseline testing will be completed at home this year. Please see attached letter that contains the instructions on how to complete the ImPACT test. Testing should be completed in a quiet, distraction-free environment to get valid and accurate results to prevent needing to re-take it.

At the high school level, ImPACT tests are valid for 2 years and are required for all incoming freshmen, any student new to athletics at MHS or a student that has a baseline that will expire within their allotted season. Each coach will have a list of the kids who need ImPACT testing based on the current RevTrak registrations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at Please have patience as this is a new process.

Link to Instructions Document

Thank you, 

Emily Nicholson, LAT, ATC
Athletic Trainer
SMHC Sports Performance Center
Massabesic High School