HEADS UP to School Sports

To help coaches, parents and athletes properly identify and respond to a concussion, CDC, in partnership with leading experts and organizations, developed the HEADS UP: Concussion in School Sports initiative and materials.

Specific Concussion Information for…

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Concussion training for athletic trainers

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Concussion resources for school sports coaches

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Concussion resources for parents of school athletes

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Concussion resources for school sports officials

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Concussion resources for school athletes

Free online training for high school sports coaches

This free, online course teaches coaches, officials, parents and students the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports.

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The HEADS UP to Sports Officials: Online Concussion Training was developed through a partnership between CDC and the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) to share the latest guidance on concussion safety and prevention. The training provides essential information to help sports officials spot possible concussion signs and symptoms that can help keep athletes safe.

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A child or teen with a concussion needs to be seen by a medical provider. If you think your child or teen has a concussion, contact his or her health care provider. Be sure to get written concussion care instructions from the health care provider.

HEADS UP Coaches - Concussion in Youth Sports

For information on concussion in youth sports, see HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports.