HEADS UP to Youth Sports

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.

Specific Concussion Information for…

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Concussion resources for youth sports coaches

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Concussion resources for parents of youth athletes

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Concussion resources for youth sports officials

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Concussion resources for youth athletes

Get prepared for the new season.

HEADS UP to Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, sports officials, athletic trainers, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion.

Coaches: Click HERE to launch the course.

Please see How to Create an Account in CDC Train [PDF – 865 KB] for instructions.

Privacy Notice: You will be asked to provide your e-mail address if you decide to register for the online training. Please note that it is not necessary to register for the training in order to use this site. Your registration is voluntary. Any information that you provide is fully protected. It is stored temporarily and used only for online training registration purposes.

Additional Training Resource Information:

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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 High School Sports

For information on concussion involving teenage athletes, see HEADS UP Concussion in High School Sports.