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Concussion Safety in Sports

Concussions in Sport

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. Read more about concussions in sport at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens.


As a coach, parent or competitor, you play a key role in preventing concussions and responding properly when they occur. There are steps you can take to help prevent concussions and traumatic head injuries.

Heads Up for Safety

The Heads Up app will help you learn how to spot and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury. Download it today and stay informed!

Helmet Safety and Head Injury Information

Concussions/Head Injury Organization Resources

Concussion in Sport Resources

Neurocognitive Assessment Tests