USA Football and Glazier Clinics will partner in 2014 to instruct high school football coaches about Heads Up FootballSM at select clinics nationwide and through Glazier Clinic Online.
Developed by USA Football and supported by stakeholders on multiple levels of the sport, Heads Up Football is a comprehensive approach to a better, safer game that educates coaches, players and parents about proper equipment fitting, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concussion recognition and response and Heads Up Tackling techniques.
The temperature may still be rising outside, but preparation for the 2013 football season is in full swing.
Inside NFL facilities, high school gyms and community centers across the nation, USA Football Master Trainers are leading Player Safety Coach clinics, bringing Heads Up FootballSM to more than 2,500 leagues in all 50 states.
As youth football leagues get ready to kick off another season of America’s favorite sport, many lawmakers are lining up behind the players and their parents to help make the game safer.
As of June 18, 2013, 49 states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws protecting student-athletes from returning to play too soon after suffering the effects of a concussion.
Through education and proper medical treatment, the goal is to better understand and recognize concussion and its symptoms in order to help athletes return safely to competition.