The Carolina Panthers continue to demonstrate their dedication to the game and promote safer, better football at every level of participation.
On Feb. 16, the Panthers hosted youth football commissioners from across the Carolinas at the USA Football Charlotte-area Youth Leadership Forum. The event, held at Bank of America Stadium, allowed youth league leaders to discuss best practices and innovations to change the culture of the game and improve player safety for all of its participants.
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.
Since its creation, the fast-paced sport of football has continued to develop at an equally fast pace.
As concern for player safety increases, the sport’s chief decision-makers are working together to change the culture of the sport and make the game safer for players at every level. The Green Bay Packers and USA Football are leading the charge in Wisconsin to help coaches teach young players the smartest and safest way to play the game.