USA Football's Protection Tour is a free, one-day event held at NFL and college football training facilities for youth football players and parents to learn the Heads Up FootballSM curriculum. Register below and join the Heads Up FootballSM movement.

- Proudly presented by -
  • Headsup
  • Riddell
  • AIG
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EVENTS

The Protection Tour is a health and safety program that educates youth football players and parents on the importance of proper equipment fitting, tackling fundamentals and CDC-approved concussion recognition and response. At each tour stop, USA Football, with the support of the university or NFL team in that market, conducts a free, one-day event to deliver expert-driven health and safety information for players and parents.

Each event session is limited to 250 athletes plus their parents. Each participant will be properly fitted for a helmet by a Riddell representative. If you have your helmet – bring it. If not, we’ll fit one for you and provide you with the proper measurements to share with your youth football league.

For questions regarding the Protection Tour please email protectiontour@usafootball.com.

  • Detriot
  • Date:
    Sunday, May 18
  • Location:
    Ford Field
  • Address:
    2000 Brush St.
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • Session 1:
    12 pm to 3 pm
  • Register for Session 1
  • Seattle
  • Date:
    Wednesday, July 9
  • Location:
    CenturyLink Field
  • Address:
    800 Occidental Ave S.
    Seattle, WA 98134
  • Session 1:
    7 pm to 10 pm
  • Register for Session 1
  • SAN FRANCISCO
  • Date:
    Saturday, July 12
  • Location:
    San Francisco 49ers Training Facility
  • Address:
    4949 Centennial Blvd.
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Session 1:
    9 am to 12 pm
  • Session 2:
    1 pm to 4 pm
  • Register for Session 1
  • Register for Session 2
  • DALLAS
  • Date:
    Thursday, July 17
  • Location:
    AT&T Stadium
  • Address:
    1 Legends Way
    Arlington, TX 76011
  • Session 1:
    7 pm to 10 pm
  • Register for Session 1
  • Chicago (Northwestern University)
  • Date:
    Saturday, July 19
  • Location:
    Ryan Field
  • Address:
    1501 Central St.
    Evanston, IL 60201
  • Session 1:
    1 pm to 4 pm
  • Register for Session 1
  • NEW YORK
  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 29
  • Location:
    MetLife Stadium
  • Address:
    1 MetLife Stadium Dr.
    East Rutherford, NJ 07073
  • Session 1:
    7 pm to 10 pm
  • Register for Session 1

SPONSORS

USA Football thanks the following corporate partners for their support of the Protection Tour:

sponsors.logo-riddell

Founded in 1929, Riddell is a premier designer and developer of protective sports equipment and a recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation. One of BRG Sports most well-known brands, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets, shoulder pads and reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting and recertifying existing equipment).

sponsors.logo-aig

The AIG companies are part of a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG U.S. Accident & Health helps its clients reduce accidents and injuries through targeted risk management and advocacy programs. For example, AIG Accident & Health's aHead of the Game advocacy campaign aims to help reduce the risks of concussions and other head injuries in youth sports through greater awareness and education.

HEALTH & SAFETY

The Protection Tour focuses on three major areas of player safety equipment fitting, tackling fundamentals and concussion education.

Equipment Fitting Players, parents and coaches will participate in an interactive session, led by a Riddell equipment fitting expert, in which they will learn to properly fit an athlete's helmet.
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Tackling Fundamentals USA Football clinicians will teach youth football players and coaches proper tackling fundamentals based on USA Football's Tackle Progression Model.
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Concussion Education Youth football parents will receive an educational seminar on concussion awareness, presented by AIG U.S. Accident & Health and a third-party medial expert provided by USA Football.
Find out more about:
Concussion Education »
AIG U.S.Accident & Health's aHead of the Game »

MEDIA

Christine Golic

Christine Golic
National Spokesperson

Football mom Christine Golic is the national spokesperson for USA Football’s Protection Tour. Married to former NFL defensive lineman and radio personality Mike Golic as well as a mom to two football-playing sons, Christine is an advocate for youth and student-athletes along with their parents. A member of the Heads Up Football® Advisory Committee, she supports coaching education in all sports and giving moms the knowledge to ask the right questions about the leagues in which their children play.

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Watch the Protection Tour Overview video