Helmet safety is one of the most crucial elements to playing football, but it is also a difficult part of equipment distribution for many players, coaches and parents. Riddell, USA Football's Official Football Helmet and Protective Equipment Partner, gives some recommendations on good helmet-fitting practices.
Coach Tom Bass brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to USA Football. Along with answering youth coaching questions, he also receives emails from young players. You can email the coach at NFLAskTheCoach@aol.com.
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In just two short weeks, USA Football's Player Academy schedule kicks off on June 14 at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga., with the first of the independent non-profit's 10 camps.
These academies are premier camps modeled after NFL training camps with classroom and on-field training. Players receive position specific and age-appropriate instruction on proper fundamentals and techniques from the area's best youth and high school coaches.