Overview of Concussion Prevention in Sports
Heads Up program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an excellent Heads Up youth sports concussion safety and education program. LEARN MORE
Encouraging concussion reporting by athletes is crucial.
Using a "buddy system" and a team effort to encourage athletes to report their concussions. Read article By Brooke De Lench
"Not wanting to come out of a game or let the coach or teammates down are among the top reasons athletes give for not immediately reporting concussion symptoms. Athletes who delay reporting concussion symptoms average five days longer to recover and are twice as likely to take more than 8 days to recover." Find information about concussion and athletics at the MomsTeam Concussion Safety Center.