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.
Download free concussion information for:
Free concussion training course, facts sheets, posters and more for youth sports coaches.
Concussion resources for parents of youth athletes. (Also available in Spanish)
- Sports Officials
Information to help youth sports officials protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, how to spot a concussion, and what to do if a concussion occurs.
- Young Athletes
Concussion resources for youth athletes
Free Concussion Training Course
CDC offers a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. This course will help you:
- Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
- Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
- Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
- Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.
Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive - both on and off the playing field. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.