Headway Foundation

What is the Headway Foundation?

Headway Foundation aims to promote a safer sports culture, provide resources for patients, and enhance concussion evaluation protocols and accessibility. Since 2016, Headway has worked with 100+ Universities and 10,000+ athletes in striving to become the world’s leading educator of concussion awareness!


New Tough is a campaign that challenges athletes to handle concussions properly. As athletes, we understand the traditional toughness required for competition; be it coming back from a bad play, finishing a difficult workout or diving to block a shot, toughness is considered to be a mark of greatness. Because of this, the big hits are often glorified and playing through injury is applauded.
We’re here to change that by introducing a new type of toughness.

It is the toughness to go against your instinct as an athlete and put your brain-health first.
It is the strength to report concussion symptoms, and it is the patience to complete recovery before returning to the game you love.
It is the courage to speak up for brain-injured teammates and offer support while they heal.
And it is the integrity to play the game within the rules by avoiding illegal hits to the head or neck, no matter how high the stakes or emotions.

Into the future, Headway continues to utilize it’s platform to educate athletes and non-athletes alike in becoming #NewTough

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HeadCheck + Headway

Contact us today if you’re interested in learning how your team or organization can add Headway to HeadCheck.

Options include:

  • Headway resources made available
  • Education distribution through HeadCheck platform
  • Set-up guidance and support for New Tough
  • In-season support for current and new players
  • Coach and player ambassadors

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