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HEADS UP: CONCUSSION IN YOUTH SPORTS TRAINING

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, the Centers for Disease Control 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.


Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a FREE, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.



*Source: https://www.ncys.org/education/heads-ups/

CONCUSSION ACTION PLAN

Preventing concussions in youth sports is an increasingly important focus for the CDC and the Totowa PAL.


Here are four tips for parents, players and coaches to prevent youth concussions:

1.  Educate coaches, athletes & parents on the dangers of concussions.
2.  Know the signs and symptoms of concussions.

3.  Have properly fitted equipment.
4.  Follow the safety rules for the sport.

The Totowa PAL has adopted the Heads Up Concussion Action Plan, as shown below.