NFL Foundation Blog: February 2013

USA Football to Lead Player Safety on Youth Level

Posted in: Foundation Partners, Youth Football, Player Health & Safety

USA Football, the national governing body of the sport in the United States, will conduct its first Heads Up Football Master Trainer workshop on March 2-3 in Indianapolis.

USA Football will instruct 21 Master Trainers, including some of the top high school football coaches in the nation as well as former NFL and college players. This group will then teach the Heads Up Football program to youth league leaders across the country.

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, educating leagues on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols and instructing on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting. USA Football’s Master Trainers bring a wealth of experience and success – including a combined 26 high school state championships – to the position.

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NFL Foundation Chairman Shares Her Perspective on Youth Football and Safety

Posted in: Foundation News

NFL Foundation Chairman Shares Her Perspective on Youth Football and SafetyCharlotte Jones Anderson, Chairman of the NFL Foundation recently shared her thoughts on youth football and safety in an interview with “Intentional Grounding” on KTCK-AM radio. During the interview, Anderson spoke about the need for youth football coaches, parents and even the players to be better informed about how to play correctly and safely.

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Coach Steve Specht Named Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year

Posted in: Youth Football

St. Xavier High School Coach is a Twenty-One Year Coaching Veteran from Cincinnati, OH

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