From September 8 to 14, athletic trainers from the Concussion Institute at Northside Hospital Duluth helped more than 3,500 athletes from 18 schools take part in the National Team Up Speak Up Week.
An initiative of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, the goal of Team Up Speak UpTM is for as many athletes as possible to hear a simple speech. The core message is that athletes have a responsibility to tell a team leader if they notice concussion signs in a teammate. Part of this initiative includes asking student-athletes to take a pledge that they will play a part in helping identify concussion symptoms in their teammates. For more information and to take part, visit: https://concussionfoundation.org/programs/team-up-speak-up.