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WHS Athletic Department News - Baseline Testing for Fall Student-Athletes

Waldwick High School will be providing all athletes with the Impact Baseline Test. This is a preventative measure that will help reduce prolonged brain injury.Impact provides a computerized neurocognitive assessment that measures levels such as reaction time and memory.When a head injury occurs, the baseline score will be compared to a post test that the athlete would have to take.A doctor will not allow an athlete back on the playing field until the post test score is at an acceptable level when compared to the athlete’s baseline test. Additional information on Impact Testing can be found on the website

The baseline test will be administered by the Athletic Trainer beginning August 12th.Because the impact test is good for two years, we will be testing all incoming freshman, juniors, and new athletes.  This will help us get on a two year cycle.
This is an online test that takes about twenty five minutes to complete.   In the event that an athlete suffers a head inju…