October 14, 2023
USA Hockey, in partnership with The Concussion Legacy Foundation, is once again presenting “Team Up Against Concussions” Week - October 23-27, 2023.
Concussions continue to be a major safety concern in our sport, and only through the continued vigilance of players, coaches, parents, and organizations can we ensure that these serious brain injuries are identified and treated properly so our players can get back on the ice with no long-term negative effects.
During TUAC week, across all associations we are asking players to volunteer to be a ‘TUAC Captain,’ and to record themselves giving the TUAC Speech to their team. Completed videos should be sent to the Michigan District Player Safety Coordinator (Jon Hosking). Video submissions will be promoted and shared on MAHA’s digital / social media platforms, in an effort to reinforce the TUAC philosophy.
Instructions on the process are included in the attached page.
The speech (also on the speech card): This is what the designated player will say to the team:
We’re a team and teammates look out for each other.
A teammate with a concussion needs your help.
I expect you to speak up to a coach, or an athletic trainer if you think a teammate has a concussion.
Contact Jon Hosking, USA Hockey Player Safety Coordinator- Michigan District at firstname.lastname@example.org