The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program Partners with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Together, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program offer steps that football coaches and players can take to help prevent concussions.

The Steelers and UPMC concussion experts also stress the importance of seeking the right treatment for head injuries.

Contact the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

To learn more about concussion treatment or make an appointment with a UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program expert:

Safe Tackling Methods Can Prevent Head Injuries

When it comes to preventing head injuries and concussions, the Steelers play by the mantra "Don't hit the head. Don't use the head."

In teaming up with our Concussion Program, the Steelers are sharing this safe tackling message to help players at all levels prevent injury.

They sent concussion posters and other learning materials to western Pennsylvania high schools, middle schools, and youth football leagues.

Learn More About Preventing Head Injuries on the Field

USA Football — the amateur sport's national governing body — with the NFL have a Heads Up Football® program that promotes:

  • Training coaches on concussion awareness and “Heads Up Tackling.”
  • Proper equipment fitting.
  • Safety standards for parents, coaches, and football leagues.

Find safe tackling videos on USA Football's YouTube channel.