Sport coaches can play an important role in shaping a team’s approach to concussion safety through their communication with team members.

Concussion is common in many sports, and the incidence is increasing.

This study aimed to compare serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels “which contributes in both neuron development/regeneration” between combat sport braches, which requires high attention and concentration and can lead micro and macro brain trauma, and athleticism, which requires durability in competition.

Limited data exist on the epidemiology of concussions in collegiate student athletes. This study uses the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Injury Surveillance Program (ISP) to describe the epidemiology of collegiate sports-related concussions (SRCs).