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There continues to be a nationwide shortage of youth sports officials. I became a youth football official only because my son’s coach told the team parents that our league needed more officials.
Two-year youth football player safety surveillance study to be completed and released in 2014
USA Football has released preliminary findings following the first year of a two-year study to examine player health and safety in organized youth tackle football.
With concern for player safety at an all-time high, the Detroit Lions and USA Football are working together to change the culture of the game and provide coaches with the resources and education necessary to properly teach the sport at its grassroots level.
Last month, youth league commissioners from across the state gathered at the USA Football Michigan Youth Leadership Forum. The event, which was held at Ford Field, was hosted by the Lions in conjunction with USA Football, the official youth league development partner of the NFL.