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USA Football’s Protection Tour has something for everyone

Brittany Johnson Wed, 07/10/2013 - 9:31am

For youth football parents, the health and well-being of their children are their No. 1 priority.

It’s the same for USA Football.

Together this summer, USA Football is joining with AIG insurance and Riddell to launch the 2013 Protection Tour, a program that delivers expert-driven health and safety education to players, parents and coaches across the country.

Equipment Fitting,General Articles,Commissioners

Springtime football equipment assessments

By Amy Mills Mon, 04/08/2013 - 9:23am

Youth football leagues across the United States are busy preparing for the upcoming season.

Commissioners are double-checking their equipment inventory to make sure they have enough certified helmets and shoulder pads for players this fall.

Regular annual inspection of football equipment allows league administrators the opportunity to recondition helmets and replace broken or old gear when necessary. Reconditioning is an important part to prolonging the life of equipment.

Health-Safety,Concussion Articles,Injury Prevention,Equipment Fitting,General Articles,Players,Commissioners,Parents,National Teams,High School,Coaches

USA Today: Coaches gather in Indianapolis to fix football and make it safer

Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports Tue, 03/05/2013 - 11:52am

Class is in session in the new school of football. The focus is on teaching kids a safer way to tackle, easing the fears of parents alarmed enough about concussions to ask whether their sons should play at all and ensuring a now-thriving game has a future.

The faculty began taking shape here over the weekend. It includes Chuck Kyle, who in 30 seasons as coach at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland has won 11 Ohio state titles and twice been named USA TODAY’s National High School Coach of the Year.