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 concussion. Here’s how to help:
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.
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. Concussion Legacy Foundation co-founder and CEO Chris Nowinski and Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka took this teamie after Ditka pledged to #TeamUpSpeakUp.
Record when your coach or team leader gives the speech about looking out for teammates with concussions.
Giving the speech is easy! All it takes is a copy of the speech and a cell phone to capture it all on video. Take the pledge, share your speech on social media using #TeamUpSpeakUp and tag the Concussion Legacy Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Check out some of the amazing, do-it-yourself #TeamUpSpeakUp videos we've received from teams across the country over the years!