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Resources for Concussion and Head Injury

American Academy of Pediatrics: 

Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)

NAYS Free Concussion Training Program:

Register at:

This free online course is available to all coaches and parents. The program is designed to provide those involved in youth sports with valuable information on concussions and the risks they present. Topics include:

  • What is a concussion?
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with concussions.
  • Keys to minimizing the risk of young athletes sustaining concussions.
  • Steps for dealing with a suspected concussion.
  • When it's safe to allow a player who has suffered a concussion to return to play; and the steps to recovery.
  • Education for athletes to help prevent concussions.

Coaches and parents can receive a certificate of completion after answering all review questions.

Existing NYSCA coaches and PAYS parents can also add concussion training for free to their existing account.

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS):

Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA):

Concussion Guidelines