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Heads UP Pittsburgh

Heads UP Pittsburgh provides free baseline concussion testing and education to young athletes, parents and coaches. Testing for Heads UP Pittsburgh will begin on June 3, 2024 and end on July 31, 2024.


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.


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, recently completed its 12th year of supporting young athletes by continuing to provide precautions and exercises that can ultimately reduce concussions and other sports injuries.


Participating sports and activities in Heads UP Pittsburgh

Since the creation of HeadsUP Pittsburgh, young athletes from 39 different sports and activities have been baseline tested - including every major sport, cheerleading, dance, boxing and more.


Tests administered courtesy of the Penguins Foundation for the 2022 program

The 2022 Heads UP Pittsburgh program was offered at 7 locations in partnership with UPMC throughout Western PA.

Heads UP Pittsburgh is proudly supported by a generous grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Special thanks to ALCWF for your tremendous support!

How Can I Help Prevent Sports Injuries?

Get your child baseline tested & get educated!