Hockey Legends: Coaches, Fight Concussions with Team Up Speak Up
The goal of the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Team Up Speak UpTM campaign 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 concussion signs in a teammate. In the video above, hear from hockey icons including NHL legend Jeremy Roenick, Las Vegas Golden Knights winger Max Pacioretty, and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Kessel about why every coach should give the Team Up Speak Up Speech before each season.
Whatever role you play, you can help us change the concussion culture and improve concussion reporting. Take the pledge to give the speech or bring Team Up Speak Up to athletes in your community at TeamUpSpeakUp.org.
If you or your loved one is struggling with your concussion recovery, reach out to the CLF HelpLine, which offers free, personalized guidance for people struggling with the outcomes of brain injury: https://concussionfoundation.org/helpline