HeadsUP Pittsburgh

Program Overview

HeadsUP Pittsburgh provides free baseline concussion testing and education to young athletes, parents and coaches.

20,000+

Baseline Tests since 2010 funded by the Penguins Foundation

Since 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine have teamed up to create and expand a unique program, HeadsUP Pittsburgh, to combat an epidemic of concussions in young athletes.

50,000+

Parents, coaches, referees and teachers have been educated about concussions and prevention

HeadsUP Pittsburgh, the first program of its kind and a blueprint copied by other NHL organizations and sports leagues, now embarks on its sixth year of supporting young athletes by continuing to provide precautions and exercises that can ultimately reduce concussions and other sports injuries.

25

Participating sports and activities in HeadsUP Pittsburgh

Since the creation of HeadsUP Pittsburgh, young athletes from 25 different sports and activities have been baseline tested - including every major sport, cheerleading, dance and more.

5,000

Young athletes to be tested through the 2017 program

The 2017 HeadsUP Pittsburgh program will provide free neurocognitive baseline testing for 4,500 athletes (ages 10-14) and 500 athletes (ages 7-9).

2017 Testing Locations

How Can I Help Prevent Sports Injuries?

Get your child registered to be baseline tested, get educated!

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