Plano Wildcats Hockey is one of the oldest teams in the league. Located in the heart of Plano, Texas. We would love to have you come play hockey with us.
What is ImPACT?
ImPACT is a sophisticated, research-based computer test developed to help clinicians evaluate an individual’s or athlete’s recovery following concussion. ImPACT is a 20-minute neurocognitive test battery that has been scientifically validated to measure the effects of sports related concussion. In the preseason, each athlete is given a baseline test. And when a concussion is suspected, during the season, a follow-up test is administered to see if the results have changed from the baseline. This comparison helps clinicians to diagnose and manage the concussion. Follow-up tests can be administered over days or weeks so clinicians can continue to track the individual’s or athletes recover from the injury.
Why use ImPACT?
ImPACT can help clinicians answer difficult questions about an individual’s or athlete’s readiness to return to play, protecting them from the potentially serious consequences of returning too soon. While traditional neurological and radiological procedures such as CT and MRI are helpful in identifying serious brain injuries (e.g., skull fractures, hematomas), they are ineffective at identifying the effects of a concussion. Consequently, clinicians must often rely on subjective observations or patient self-reports to diagnose and track a concussion. This is where ImPACT can help.
Because the preseason/offseason is the best time to administer ImPACT Baseline testing, we are encouraging new and returning players to test during the summer. If a player is currently playing a collision sport like hockey, it is best to wait until there is at least a 2 week break without contact. Testing is good for two years, therefore if a player tested two years ago, they need a new baseline. Kids get smarter and their baseline scores will change. Team managers are encouraged to reach out to me directly if you have any questions about your roster and who has tested. The PowerPoint presentation for directions about testing is below. My contact information is included for those who have questions. We are already looking forward to another great season. Thank you.
Online Home Baseline Testing Procedures: Logon and Account information are located in the following procedures: https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0129/2978/AT_T_Home_Testing_2018.pdf
To register for 2018 - 2019 Fall Season for Plano Wildcats, click the link below to register, if you need a number please contact Mary Gamache.
We still have spaces available on both JV and Varsity for skaters and JV goalies, if you know of anyone who would like to join us in the 2018/19 Fall Season.
All 7th graders (minimum age 13/birth years 2005) and up are welcome.
We are looking forward to a great Fall season. If there are any players who live or move to the Plano area and would be going to a school that feed to Plano Senior High we'd love to have you come play hockey with Plano Wildcats!
Update all players must go the ATT High School Hockey league and register with their club. Wildcat Players look for Plano Senior then register, this only registers you with ATT High School Hockey League. This does not register you with Plano Wildcats, you will need to click link that says Registration is now open above to register with Plano Wildcat Hockey.
Please complete by September 1, 2018.
Player with at team who either live in a area with a team or were assigned to a team for a previous fall/winter season must register here. Select the team you play for. You must have your 2018-19 USA Hockey number to complete the registration.