There are 44 million youth athletes in America. The goal of Team Up Speak UpTM Day is for as many of them as possible to hear a simple speech. The core message: that athletes have a responsibility to report to a team leader if they notice concussion symptoms in a teammate.
The speech should come from a person they respect, whether it is a coach, athletic trainer, doctor, or team captain. Whatever role you play, you can help us lead this culture change.
In September 2017, we held the second annual Team Up Speak UpTM Day! It was an incredible success; more than 200 organizations, accounting for more than 4.5 millions athletes, took the Team Up Speak Up pledge, including:
We're just getting started. This year we partnered with US Lacrosse for the first US Lacrosse Team Up Speak UpTM Day on March 1, 2018. We're excited to bring this initiative to Spring sports seasons to continue to change concussion culture. Take the 2018 pledge below to let us know you'll play your part and #TeamUpSpeakUp to fight concussions.