USA Hockey and the Concussion Legacy Foundation are teaming up to raise concussion awareness and strengthen team bonds through the second annual USA Hockey Team Up Speak Up Week, which runs Oct. 20-26, 2019.
The goal of Team Up Speak Up 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 concussions signs in a teammate.
The Team Up Speak Up Speech should come from a coach or team leader and can be given at any time.
We're a team, and teammates look out for each other. A teammate with a concussion needs your help. I expect you to SPEAK UP to a coach or athletic trainer if you think a teammate has a concussion.
Spread The Word
Throughout the week, players and coaches are encouraged to post a video of your team hearing the speech on social media with #TeamUpSpeakUp.