• HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training


    Changing the Culture of Concussion Starts With You!

    You can improve the culture of concussion by taking this free online training and using what you learn to inform how you talk about, prevent, and respond to concussions. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive – both on and off the playing field.

    You can print out a certificate once you complete the training and quiz, making it easy to show your league or school that you are ready for the season.

    Learn Important Steps in Concussion Safety.

    By the end of the training, you will be prepared to:

    • Explain what a concussion is and the potential consequences of this injury,
    • Identify at least three concussion signs and symptoms,
    • Describe the steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
    • Create a plan for how to help keep athletes safe from concussion.

    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.

    Launch the Training

    The HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training is available to coaches, parents, sports officials, athletic trainers, and other individuals interested in learning about concussion safety.

    Click one of the following links to access the best course for you:

    NEW: You Must Create an Account with CDC TRAIN

    In order to access the training you must create an account with CDC TRAIN. Please see How to Create an Account in CDC Train pdf icon[PDF – 865 KB]  for instructions.

    Equipment Needed for this Training

    You will need to use a computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection to complete this training course. This training works best with a high-speed, broadband internet connection, as well as an up-to-date web browser and operating system. Older computers may crash while using the training. Please review the following system requirements for the best training experience:

    For Computer Access

    Compatible Operating System: Windows (version 8 or higher)
    Web Browser: Chrome, Firefox or Safari (latest versions), Microsoft Edge (latest version)

    Compatible Operating System: OS X (version 10.14 or higher)
    Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome or Safari (latest versions)

    For Mobile Access:
    iOS: version 12 or higher
    Android: version 9 or higher

    Please Keep in Mind:

    Closing your browser while taking the training course will log you out of the course (but not out of CDC TRAIN).   Refreshing your browser may cause a disconnect error.

    To return to CDC TRAIN close the course window and relaunch the course. Your progress will be saved. You can return to your last completed session by selecting OK when you are prompted at your next launch.

    You may also return to your last completed session by logging back into CDC TRAIN and selecting Your Learning on the home page. Your course will be listed here. Click on the In Progress link to re-launch the course.

    When you begin, if the pre-test does not launch, you will need to enable pop-up windows in your browser.