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Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Online Training Course

Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course offered by the CDC.  Available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion, Heads Up features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate.  These certificates can be either turned or .

What You Will Learn

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
  • Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season

We can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.

The training requires Adobe FlashExternal Web Site Icon and Adobe PDF ReaderExternal Web Site Icon installed on your computer. It has been tested on the following browsers with Adobe Flash installed: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox. It is not accessible on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Please allow pop-ups from the course in your browser or pop-up blocker, and do not close/refresh your browser as this will restart the course. If you need to exit the training, you will be returned to the beginning of the course.

You can check your installation of Adobe FlashExternal Web Site Icon. If you have Flash installed and it still doesn’t work, you can request a CD version of the course. If you would like to order a copy of the course on CD, visit the publication order form. Please also feel free to contact   if you are having trouble accessing the course.