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  The Sideline Kit, developed by Law Enforcement for Youth’s YESS program, provides youth sports a comprehensive tool to improve concussion management and improve athlete safety. 

  • Approximately 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each day for sports-related injuries*
  • High school athletes suffer 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year*
  • There are three times as many catastrophic football injuries among high school athletes as college athletes*
  • 62 percent of organized sports-related injuries occur during practices*
  • In soccer, the rate of concussions among girls was 68 percent higher than the rate of concussions in boys, and in basketball the rate of concussions among girls was 293 percent higher than the rate of concussion in boys*
  • 400,000 brain injuries (concussions) occurred in high school athletics during the 2008-09 school year*
  • 15.8 percent of football players who sustain a concussion severe enough to cause loss of consciousness return to play the same day*
  • High school athletes who have been concussed are three times more likely to suffer another concussion in the same season*
  • Females aged 10-19 years sustained sports- and recreation-related TBIs most often while playing soccer or basketball or while bicycling*
  • More than 248,000 children visited hospital emergency departments in 2009 for concussions and other traumatic brain injuries related to sports and recreation*


 The YESS program worked with coaches, medical professionals, and parents to develop a system that would increase the potential for recognizing a potential concussion, a method of making a more objective and consistent remove from play decision, and assisting with returning athletes to play in a progressive and controlled manner.

The result is The Sideline Kit featuring the King-Devick test. An all-in-one toolkit that gives every league, team, coach, and parent a quality system to improve the safety of their athletes. Although no piece of equipment or evaluation process can prevent a concussion, an effective safety program will improve the safety of all athletes. The Sideline Kit, along with the K-D test are a screening tool and do not provide medical diagnosis or replace professional health care. Used together, it can provide you with a set of tools to recognize potential concussions, make better informed decisions, and safely return players to play.

We applaud your interest in improving the safety of your youth athletes. The Sideline Kit will help you implement a comprehensive concussion management program that will meet your state's youth sports safety laws. All but one state currently have laws governing concussion management in youth athletics.

Disclaimer: Portions of this site contain sports safety information and resources. Law Enforcement for Youth offers this as a reference and educational opportunity. Law Enforcement for Youth  is not responsible for the content of information provided by outside organizations that are display for informational purposes on our site. Additionally, Law Enforcement for Youth is not responsible for injuries that may be received while using equipment provided through our YESS program grants. No education, information, or equipment can prevent all injuries. Our efforts to provide safety education and safety equipment is done to help reduce these risks. Organizations and/or individuals who receive equipment from our YESS program are soley responsible for the proper use, sizing and maintainence of the equipment.

*Contact LEY for reference material