"A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As a coach or youth sports administrator, you play a vital role in sharing this information with athletes and parents. You are on the front line in the effort to identify and respond to concussions in young athletes." - US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
The CDC provides valuable information on concussions as well as ways to help athletes, parents and coaches create awareness about concussions. Check out the slideshow and flyer below for more information.
"Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" slideshow
"Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" flyer
Information for Individual Participants:
Concussion Athlete Information
Concussion Coach Information
Concussion Parent Information
All coaches, directors and administrators are required by law to take and complete an online training course on concussions every three years. The link for this website can be found below.
Heads up Concussion Training