Heads UP Pittsburgh
Heads UP Pittsburgh provides free baseline concussion testing and education to young athletes, parents and coaches.
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, Heads UP Pittsburgh, to combat an epidemic of concussions in young athletes.
Parents, coaches, referees and teachers have been educated about concussions and prevention
Heads UP 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 Heads UP Pittsburgh, young athletes from 31 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.