Heads Up Football is USA Football’s comprehensive approach for a better, safer game with an emphasis on player safety.
Heads Up Football was created by USA Football with support from the NFL.
The program focuses on four key areas – concussion awareness, proper equipment fitting, coaching education and Heads Up Tackling, which aims to take the head out of the line of contact. Heads Up Football also creates an innovative and new volunteer position, a Player Safety Coach, within youth leagues that adopt the program.
The graphic below illustrates how Heads Up Football works to bring a better and safer game to coaches, parents and players. The 2012 pilot program is presently under way in three youth leagues and will introduced on a national scale in 2013. Roll over the illustration below to learn more.