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HITSS Concussion Study

Did You Play Soccer? Enroll in the Head Impact and Trauma Surveillance Study Today!

The Boston University CTE Center is conducting a study to further understand the long-term brain health risks from repetitive head impacts in soccer and tackle football: Head Impact Trauma Surveillance Study. The HITSS Online Study is the first of its kind and has the possibility of providing important insights and information related to concussions in youth sports.

If you are 40 or older and played youth soccer or tackle-football at any level growing up, please consider enrolling in the groundbreaking online study.

Gaining a deeper understanding of health risks related to brain trauma will help keep our children, and the game, safe. Retired USWNT athlete, Brandi Chastain, a study Ambassador said:

“If I can leave a legacy for soccer it would be for future generations to play a more safe, more educated and more inclusive game than has ever existed. It is my utter duty, responsibility, respect, and joy as a lifelong passionate steward of the game to be a part of positive impacts and change in the directions of progress. My grandchildren should feel confident in knowing that the game they have been born into is thinking not just of their winning and losing but of outcomes for their health and well-being within the game.”

Soccer Parenting is proud to join the likes of United Soccer Coaches, Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation as a "Friend of HITSS" and promote the importance of the study.

Additional Study Ambassadors include:

  • Yael Averbush
  • Bob Costas
  • Brian Dunseth
  • Amy Griffin
  • Linda Hamilton
  • Mike Hayes
  • Alexi Lalas
  • Gina Lewandowski
  • Shannon MacMillan
  • Kim Maslin-Kammerdeiner
  • Bruce Murray
  • Warren Sapp
  • Leigh Steinberg
  • Taylor Twellman
  • Ethan Zohn

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Skye Eddy

Founder, SoccerParenting.com
Skye is a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. She holds her USSF "B" License and USSF National Goalkeeper License and is an active youth coach, soccer parent and coach educator.