The goal of Team Up Speak UpTM is for as many athletes as possible to hear a simple speech. The core message: athletes have a responsibility to tell a team leader if they notice concussion signs in a teammate.
The Team Up Speak Up Speech should come from a coach or team leader at the beginning of an athletic season. Whatever role you play, you can help us change the concussion culture and improve concussion reporting. Take the pledge to give the speech or bring Team Up Speak Up to athletes in your community.
After careful consideration, our annual concussion awareness campaign Team Up Speak Up Week will be postponed until sports can widely and safely resume in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know teams are facing unprecedented challenges right now. If your season has been canceled or postponed, keep the faith that you - just like Team Up Speak Up Week - will be back stronger than ever. For those able to safely practice and compete, please remember to give the Team Up Speak Up Speech and send in your videos using #TeamUpSpeakUp.
For information about local, state, and national return-to-play COVID-19 guidelines please visit our partner organizations' resources.
- National Federation of State High School Associations
- USA Rugby
- USA Hockey
- US Lacrosse
- The Ivy League
Last year's National Team Up Speak Up Week was September 8-14, 2019. It was an incredible success! We saw pledges and participation from more than 300 organizations, accounting for more than 6.25 millions athletes. Take a look at some of our supporters and partners like USA Hockey, US Lacrosse, and USA Rugby, or check out our Twitter Moment for more enthusiastic Team Up Speak Up participation.