Concussion Information & Safety
US Youth Soccer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are proud to be teaming up to help protect participants of all youth sports who may be at risk of concussion. The campaign, is an expansion of the “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports,” and will help get concussion information into the hands of coaches, parents, and school and health care professionals who are on the front-line to help identify and respond appropriately to concussions among young athletes.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Concussions can have long-term impacts on young athletes, such as on their health, memory, and learning.
To take the “Concussion In Sports: What You Need To Know” course (FREE) from the National Federation of High Schools, click here.
To take the “Heads Up: Concussion In Youth Sports” course (FREE) from the CDC, click here.
Here are some valuable links so you can learn more about concussions.
Concussion Resources from the Center For Disease Control & Prevention via the U.S. Youth Soccer website