Concussion

 

Each day in our nation, hundreds of thousands of young athletes head out to fields or gymnasiums to practice and compete in Football and Cheerleading.  There’s no doubt that these sports are a great way for kids and teens to stay healthy, as well as learn important leadership and team-building skills. But medical researchers have discovered young athletes, especially kids and teens, often don’t recognize their own limitations; especially when they have

a concussion.

Youth concussion can have long term impacts on young athletes such as their health, memory, learning and even their survival. This has lead to a new effort to improve prevention, recognition and response to sports-related concussion.

That’s where you come in. It’s your responsibility, as a coach, to help recognize and make the call to pull an athlete off the field or gym if you think that player might have a concussion.  

Please take a moment of your time to complete the survey link below to

better tailor AYF’s concussion education material to best help you run
a SAFE program.
 
 
Thank you for protecting our athletes!