The CDC provides valuable information on concussions as well as ways to help athletes, parents, and coaches create awareness about concussions. All coaches, directors, and administrators are required by law to complete an online training course on concussions once every three years.
"A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As a coach or youth sports administrator, you play a vital role in sharing this information with athletes and parents. You are on the front line in the effort to identify and respond to concussions in young athletes." — US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention