US Youth Soccer
Strategic Partnership Broadens Access to Baseline testing
US Youth Soccer continues to look for ways to improve concussion education and create policies to address the risk of head injuries that may occur through participation. US Youth Soccer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to help protect participants of all youth sports who may be at risk of concussion. The campaign, is an expansion of the "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports," and assists in getting concussion information into the hands of coaches, parents, and school and healthcare professionals who are on the front-line to help identify and respond appropriately to concussions among young players.
New concussion policy provisions were implemented for US Youth Soccer events, which created the highest standards for re-entry into a competition following a possible concussion. Players diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms are required to sit out and must receive a formal release to return-to-play from a licensed medical doctor specializing in concussion treatment and management.
We are building on these provisions by adding an essential first step in an effective concussion management plan. US Youth Soccer recommends Cogstate preseason cognitive testing. Through a strategic partnership with Cogstate, US Youth Soccer members and players receive a 15 percent discount on Baseline tests. Today, the Cogstate Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool (CCAT) is available to help safeguard Athletes as young as age 10.
""Supporting the game we all love is a priority for US Youth Soccer, our 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations and our local member clubs and associations across the country. Supporting the game also means helping to keep our players safe. Recommending and providing access to baseline testing reflects our commitment to player safety and vetting solutions for our members."
US Youth Soccer President John Sutter
Ready to get started? Please follow the steps below or print
one of our Quick Start Guides
Quick Start Guide-League
Quick Start Guide-Athlete
Quick Start Guide-Parents
Quick Start Guide-Medical
Step 1: Create your Account
• Register for an account by filling in all required fields (marked with a *)
Step 2: Buy a Test Credit or Apply Voucher
• All US Youth Soccer members and players are eligible for a 15 percent discount. Please enter USYSWEB in the Promo Code field during purchase.
• If you have a voucher code from US Youth Soccer or your league, team or club, applying this voucher code deposits test credits into your account.
Step 3: Take Test
• Practice - A three-minute Practice test is available in the upper right hand corner of the axonsports.com home page, or from your account page after you've created an account and logged in. We recommend all first-time users complete this short Practice test.
• Baseline - Establishes a current snapshot of your brain's speed and accuracy.
• After Injury - We encourage you to visit with your Medical Provider after a suspected concussion. Your Medical Provider will use an After Injury test and its results to help manage your injury, track your cognitive recovery and help determine when you are ready to return to the classroom, practice and competitive play.
Step 4: View Results
• An acceptable test result is noted with a green checkmark. If the report shows a red X, you can test again at no additional cost.
Step 5: Share Results
• Share your test results with others (Parents, Doctors, Athletic Trainers, and Coaches) by entering their email addresses or printing a copy of the PDF. As an alternative, you can print a Certificate of Completion.
While you can perform other activities after you are registered, these five simple steps will help first-time users get started and take a test in about 15 minutes.
• Cogstate Customer Service
• FAQs about concussion symptoms, tests, and Cogstate
• Cogstate Parental Consent Form