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Through Heads Up Football, a Player Safety Coach/Player Safety Coaches will be trained by USA Football to implement, evaluate and monitor all Heads Up Football player safety protocols within the organization. Player Safety Coaches work with league commissioners, coaches, parents and players throughout the season to provide on-site clinics and mentoring to ensure that coaching and player safety best practices are used.

“Heads Up Football promotes a safer, better game,” USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “We are proud to have Pop Warner join us in leading America’s youth football community through Heads Up Football, helping to set the highest standards of player safety and coaching education in any youth sport.”

Heads Up Football requires four primary elements:

 

Coaching Education
  •  All coaches within a youth program are trained to teach the game’s fundamentals by completing USA Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 Coaching Certification Course.

 

  • Concussion recognition and response
Concussion Recognition
and Response
  •  Coaches learn and are assessed on CDC concussion recognition and response through USA Football’s Level 1 Coaching Certification Course.

 

  • Coaches, parents and players are taught concussion-related protocols at the start of the season at a league-wide clinic and have them reinforced throughout the season.
Tackling Technique
  • USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling technique, endorsed by medical and football experts, teaches players to keep their heads up and out of the line of contact.
Equipment Fitting
  • Coaches, parents and players are taught proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting.

 

Hampshire Football Philosophy

 




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