The goal of Team Up Speak Up is to make sure as many athletes as possible hear a simple speech. The core message: that athletes have a responsibility to report to a team leader if they notice concussion signs in a teammate.
#TeamUpSpeakUp on Social Media
We can’t change concussion culture without your help. We need people across the country to hear the #TeamUpSpeakUp speech and share the message to report to a coach or athletic trainer if they see a signs of a concussion.
Here’s how to help get #TeamUpSpeakUp trending on social media:
Pledge to participate in Team Up Speak Up Day and then tell your friends that you're joining the fight against concussions with the hashtag #TeamUpSpeakUp. Tag coaches, athletes, and parents that you think should hear the Team Up Speak Up pledge.
Record your coach or team leader giving the speech about looking out for teammates with concussions. The best video submissions could win our #TeamUpSpeakUp Video Contest!
Giving the speech is easy! All it takes is a copy of the speech and a cell phone to capture it all on video. Check out how:
It's the lesser-known sibling of the selfie! Take a photo with your teammates with arms around each other and an index finger in the air, signifying that you're teaming up and share that too! Concussion Legacy Foundation co-founder and CEO Chris Nowinski and Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka took this teamie after Ditka pledged to #TeamUpSpeakUp.