To help coaches, parents and athletes properly identify and respond to a concussion, CDC, in partnership with leading experts and organizations, developed the HEADS UP: Concussion in School Sports initiative and materials. Senate Bill 1164 signed into law in June 6th 2016 directs the State Department of Health to create a concussion management section on its website to provide guidelines necessary for each school district and youth sports organization to develop their own policies and procedures pertaining to concussions, head injuries, and related matters. It directs youth sports organizations or associations to develop policies and procedures for concussions and head injuries. Information about such injuries must be given annually to the athlete and their parent or guardian. Additionally, acknowledgement and understanding of the information must be completed and maintained by each school, youth sports organization or association prior to the athlete’s participation in practice or competition. The bill requires game and team officials to annually undergo concussion training provided by the CDC, the National Federation of State High School Associations or a comparable program or resource. It requires that an athlete be removed from practice or competition by any game official or team official if the athlete exhibits signs of a concussion or head injury.

What Is A Concussion?

Concussion Animation

Concussion Signs & Symptoms

Responding to a Concussion

Concussion Danger Signs

Severe Brain Injury

Recovery from a Concussion

Returning to School

Returning to Sports

Brain Injury Prevention

Get Involved