Love of the Game (LOTG), the UK’s leading concussion in sport campaign group, announces its support for the launch of a two-year trial of the Head Injury Management Tool within the SportSmart app.
Developed by Podium Analytics in conjunction with LOTG, the Tool is a centralised digital system to record and manage instances of head injuries including the return to play process. It is immediately available for all UK schools and clubs at no cost to the user.
The Head Injury Management Tool or “Traffic-Light System”, was developed following the successful launch of the UK’s first internationally recognised Concussion Guidelines for grassroots sports. These were developed over many months by leading domestic and international academics, medical professionals, scientists, sportspeople, and organizations, including LOTG and spearheaded by LOTG chairman and Independent Ministerial Adviser on Concussion in Sport, Laurence Geller CBE.
“We are thrilled to support the national trial of a centralised digital system to record and manage head injuries in grassroots sports”, commented Simon Shaw MBE Co-Founder and President of LOTG. “Love of the Game’s mission has always been to ‘Protect the players. Protect the sports.’ As such, we recognised the need for and actively supported the development of guidelines for concussion in grassroots sports.”
“The implementation of the Head Injury Management Tool is crucial for the guidelines to have maximum effect and we look forward to continuing working with Podium Analytics to enhance and support progress in the management of head injuries in all sports.”
Laurence Geller, LOTG chairman and Independent Ministerial Adviser on Concussion in Sport said, “For the past three years, LOTG has been instigating the investigation into and development of various domestic and international platforms designed to record, manage and measure head injuries in grassroots sports. We recognised the Traffic-Light System within the SportsSmart app as the platform with the most potential that reflects current best practices. We wholeheartedly support the two-year trial of the Head Injury Management Tool and the concurrent research into its efficacy.”
The SportSmart platform is easy to use, highly secure and fully compliant with UK GDPR. There is no limitation to the number of schools and clubs that can take part in the trial.
For further information and any clubs, schools or parents wishing to take part, can visit for more information: https://podiumanalytics.org/sportsmart/platform