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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

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

Privacy Notice: While CDC does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) during your visit to this site, you will, however, be asked to provide your e-mail address should you decide to register for the online training. Please note that is not necessary to register for the training in order to use this site; your registration is purely voluntary. Any information that you provide is fully protected; it is stored temporarily and used only for the online training registration purposes.


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

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