USA Football conducted a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic at the Raiders facility in Alameda recently. USA Football instructed Player Safety Coaches, representing leagues throughout the state. This group also taught Heads Up Football to their youth league coaches, players and parents.
- Concussion awareness
- Heat and hydration
- Helmet and shoulder pad fitting
- Heads Up Tackling classroom training
- On-field Heads Up Tackling drills
Heads Up Football is a comprehensive approach to a better and safer game, encompassing USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course; Heads Up Tackling techniques; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; heat and hydration; and instruction on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting.
After workshop completion, Player Safety Coaches will oversee their leagues’ implementation of the highest national coaching standards for youth football. Player Safety Coaches also will monitor practices and games throughout the season.
About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, the Raiders, the league’s other 31 teams and the NCAA’s Atlantic Coast Conference. USA Football (www.usafootball.com), endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, is the sport’s leader in coaching education and player skill advancement for a better, safer game.