Friday, August 24, 2007

Concussion in Youth Sports Tool Kit


NASPE is pleased to help promote the new tool kit, “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sport”, produced by the CDC that will help identify signs and symptoms of concussion and ensure that coaches, parents and athletes know what to do if an athlete has sustained a jolt to the head. Information in the tool kit will include signs and symptoms of concussion or head injuries that can be observed by coaches, athletes and parents, steps that each can take if they believe a concussion might have occurred, as well as return-to-play guidelines.


Youth sport administrators and coaches are encouraged to order as many tool kits as needed and/or download extra copies of the concussion fact sheets. CDC’s aim is to get the information into the hands – and heads – of all coaches, parents and athletes. The “Heads Up” tool kit can be ordered or downloaded free-of-charge at:http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/.