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Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

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To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Heads Up Tool Kit for Youth Sports


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If you think your athlete has sustained a concussion…

don’t assess it yourself.

Take him/her out of play,

and seek the advice of a health care professional.

Zack Lystedt

"There is no one tougher than my son. Sometimes players and parents wrongly believe that it shows strength and courage to play injured. Battling pain is glamorized. Zack couldn’t swallow or hold his head up. Strength is seeing Zack stand up out of his wheelchair and learning to talk again."
- Victor Lystedt, Zack’s Dad. Read more survivor stories

Order or Download the Parent and Athlete Information Sheet:
Parent/Athlete information sheet includes signature lines and can be ordered or downloaded and distributed during registration or prior to the first practice.

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