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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


Sports Officials

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Concussion resources for youth sports officials


Young Athletes

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Concussion resources for youth athletes


Free Concussion Training Course

Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports - Take the free online concussion training for coachesGet prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes.

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion.


Seek Medical Attention

photo: girl with head pain talking to a doctorA 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 to High School Sports

HEADS UP Coaches - Concussion in High School Sports

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


Connect with HEADS UP & CDC's Injury Center

HEADS UP Resources