Free, one-day events

for youth football players, parents, and

coaches to learn:

  • + Equipment Fitting
  • + Tackling Fundamentals
  • + Concussion Education


The Protection Tour is a fun and exciting health and safety program that educates youth football players, parents, and coaches 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 a local university or NFL team, 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 and coaches. Participants 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.

2015 Tour dates & locations

“Football has been a life-changing experience for me. I've met amazing people and learned many valuable lessons because of this game. This is why I support the Protection Tour and its fundamentals because it’s important to me that people know how to use the proper techniques and gear.”

- Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts Tight End and USA Football Protection Tour national spokesman


The Protection Tour focuses on three major areas of player safety:

equipment fitting, tackling fundamentals, and concussion awareness and education.


USA Football would like to thank its following corporate partners for their support of the Protection Tour: