Concussion information

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With the increased emphasis on concussion awareness in sports, NMYSA is pleased to announce that we have developed a concussion education platform for players, coaches and parents using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "Heads Up" Concussion in Youth Sports program.

US Soccer Concussion Awareness Video October 2016

NMYSA concussion policy
NMYSA concussion notice form (Word, plain PDF, fillable PDF) [6/15]

Beginning with the 2014-2015 soccer season, we begin distributing to your local leagues and clubs, the "Heads Up" fact sheets for parents, athletes and coaches.  In addition, we have been will encouraging all soccer coaches to take the CDC’s online concussion training course.  This simple online course is loaded with valuable information and direction for managing suspected concussions.  We hope that you will take the time to review the "Heads Up" fact sheet and help to make youth soccer a safer environment for our children.  In addition, USSF has implemented a new program Recognize to Recover, R2R, that contains information on a variety of player safety and health related issues including concussion initiatives.  Please visit the USSF website R2R program for more information on the concussion initiatives.

For more information on NMYSA's concussion protocol using the CDC’s "Heads Up" program, please visit the links below!    

Information for coaches:
Fact Sheet   
Free on-line concussion training for coaches   
Information for players:
Fact Sheet  
Information for parents:
Fact Sheet
Information in Spanish:
Parent-Player Information in Spanish

Other Information:  
Free Heads Up App for Apple and Android devices   
Follow the CDC "Head Up" program on Facebook