What is it?
Team Up Against Concussions (formerly known as Sports Legacy Institute Community Educators or SLICE) is a free 30 minute concussion education program for schools, community centers, and athletic programs.
How does it work?
Trained volunteers educate student-athletes about concussions through discussion, video, and interactive games, teaching them that successful athletes play hard and play smart. Using an evidence-based bystander intervention model, the program focuses on empowering student-athletes with the knowledge they need to take concussions seriously and foster a safer concussion culture.
Who is it for?
Team Up Against Concussions is designed for students in grades 4-12.
Is it effective?
Yes! Team Up has been shown to effectively increase concussion knowledge.
2012: 93% of students agreed or strongly agreed, “Because of the presentation, I’m more likely to tell a friend or coach if I think I have a concussion” and 89% of students agreed or strongly agreed, “Because of the presentation, I’m more likely to tell a coach if I think one of my teammates has a concussion.”
2014: research presented at the National Neurotrauma Conference meeting in San Fransicso determined kids retained their knowledge gains for at least one month, without any homework, follow up lessons, or reinforcement.
Team Up Partner Universities
How can I bring Team Up educators to my organization?
Team Up is currently available in the following cities:
New Orleans, LA
How can I bring Team Up to my city?
To bring Team Up educators to your organization or if you would like to start a Team Up chapter in your community, email Cliff Robbins or call him at 781.790.1921.