Skip to main content

Welcome to the TRAIN Study!

TRAIN – Teaching Risk Reduction in Athletics with Interactive Networking

TRAIN is a research study being conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study is focused on improving communication and education about concussion in middle school sports.

Concussion is a complex injury that is challenging to prevent, identify, and manage, especially in the youth-sport setting. It is estimated that up to 50% of concussions in youth athletes are never reported to a health care provider (1). Head impacts during youth sport also occur frequently. Preventing as many concussions as possible and the appropriate management of concussions when they do occur is important to the safety and well-being of student-athletes.

For more information, please visit the About page on this website.




1. McCrea M, Hammeke T, Olsen G, Leo P, Guskiewicz K. Unreported concussion in high school football players: implications for prevention. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2004;14(1):13-17.