Attention College Sports Fans: CDC and NCAA Team Up on Concussion Safety
Be sure to cheer for concussion safety and your favorite college sports team this season, as CDC and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have teamed up to create concussion educational resources for coaches, student-athletes, team medical staff, and college sports fans. Each of these resources includes important information on concussion signs and symptoms, how to respond, and when it is safe to get back in the game.
Educational Resources from the NCAA Web Site
- Video for student-athletes
- Poster for every NCAA sport:
- Fact sheet for coaches
- Fact sheet for student-athletes
- Public service announcement (PSA) that will air at NCAA tournament sites
- Sample concussion management plans for team medical staff
Remember: Don’t Hide it. Report it. Take Time to Recover. It’s Better to Miss One Game than the Whole Season.
The NCAA has supplied each member campus with these resources. More news from NCAA and high resolution materials are available for downloading and printing on NCAA’s website.
So as you gear up to watch the big college game or event, be sure to also take this opportunity to talk with coaches, parents, athletes, and others about concussion in sports and the steps to take to help prevent, recognize, and respond to this serious injury. By knowing the facts about concussion and when athletes can safely return to play, we can help athletes of all ages stay active and healthy.
- Concussion in sports
- Resources for high school sports
- Resources for youth sports
- Take the online training for youth sports coaches
- CDC/NFL resources for NFL players and young athletes
- Resources for school professionals
- Resources for health care professionals