Seth Polansky
Sports Information Coordinator

NFHS Supporting Team Up Speak Up

August 1, 2018 by Seth Polansky, AZPreps365

Team Up Speak Up asks coaches to give a short, one-minute speech to their team that makes 3 simple points:

  1. We’re a team. We look out for each other.
  2. A teammate with a concussion is a teammate that needs your help.
  3. It is your responsibility to Speak Up to an adult if you think a teammate has a concussion.

It’s important that athletes, especially youth athletes, hear the Team Up Speak Up message at the beginning of every season to establish a positive concussion culture.

Participating is as easy as 1-2-3, and is detailed in the attachedHow to Participate” one-pager:

  1. Sign Up your organization at It takes fewer than 2 minutes.
  2. Speak Up by making sure this speech is given to the teams you care about.
  3. Spread the Word on social media using #TeamUpSpeakUp.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please reach out to Evan Pursley at