Health & Safety


Heads Up Football®

HeadsUpFootball-WBG---CMYK.pngHeads Up Football® is a comprehensive program developed by USA Football to advance player safety in the game of football.

Funded in part by the NFL Foundation, Heads Up Football is designed to change the culture around America’s favorite sport and enhance player safety at the youth and high school level. This comprehensive solution promotes coaching education, concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and hydration, sudden cardiac arrest, proper equipment fitting and Heads Up Blocking and Tackling.

USA Football’s Heads Up Football® program focuses on eight key areas:

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Moms Clinics

In 2012, the NFL and USA Football collaborated on Heads Up Moms Clinics to provide helpful information to moms who have children who are considering or play tackle football. The clinics include classroom instruction on proper equipment fitting, concussion awareness lectures and the heads up tackling technique as well as participating in on-field drills.

USA Football trainers, doctors and football moms join the event to discuss the topics on concussion awareness, proper football techniques and educating them overall about proper awareness when it comes to health in sports.

These free clinics typically take place at the host club or university football practice facilities and include current and former players, coaches and front office personnel.

USA Football is building a better, safer game through certified coaching education, health and safety initiatives, equipment grants and changing the way the sport is played at the youth and high school levels.  To learn more about all of USA Football's programs, visit: