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,
the "Concussion In Sports:
What You Need To Know" course (FREE) from the National
Federation of High Schools, click here.
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.