Edmonds Warriors Junior Football: Parents

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
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To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” initiative to offer information about concussions—a type of traumatic brain injury—to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The “Heads Up” initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Website: CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

Fact Sheet for Parents



Resources for Parents

This collection of documents were selected from many of the parenting resource websites below. They provide short, concise information and advice for parents involved youth sports. This collection includes:

 - 8 Tips For Keeping the Fun In Football from Kickoff Magazine
 - Be A Good Role Model from Kickoff Magazine
 - Positive Parenting from the Positive Coaching Alliance
 - Support Your Child from the National Alliance for Youth Sports
 - Talking to Coaches from the National Alliance for Youth Sports
 - Talking to Your Child from the National Alliance for Youth Sports
 - Teaching Your Child from the National Alliance for Youth Sports 
 - Through a Child's Eyes from the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
 - Why Kids Quit from the National Alliance for Youth Sports
 
 - Youth Sports in America: An Overview from Michigan State University



Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
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The Citizenship Through Sports Alliance is the largest coalition of professional and amateur athletics organizations in the United States, focused on character in sport. CTSA promotes fair play at all levels - youth leagues to professional sport - to reinforce the value of sport as a test of character. Since 1997, CTSA has been building a sports culture that encourages respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the game.

Youth Sports Research Council
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The Youth Sports Research Council was founded in 1983. It is a division of the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Studies at Rutgers University. The YSRC develops, synthesizes, and disseminates scientific research about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents. Our award-winning educational programs are designed for recreation directors, coaches, parents, and administrators of youth sports leagues.