HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Officials

One of the main jobs of a sports official is keeping athletes safe. This sheet has information to help you protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs.

Fact Sheet for Youth Sports Officials
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Information to help you protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs.

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Enforce safe play. You set the tone for safety. Watch out for possible concussions. Use injury timeouts to ensure that an athlete with a possible concussion is removed from play. When in doubt, sit them out! Enforce the rule that an athlete with a possible concussion cannot return to play on the same day of the injury and until seen and cleared by a 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.