INDIANAPOLIS COLTS & USA FOOTBALL TO INSTRUCT INDIANA YOUTH FOOTBALL COACHES ON HEADS UP FOOTBALL PLAYER SAFETY INITIATIVES
*WHAT: *Colts/USA Football's Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic
*WHO: *Youth football Player Safety Coaches from leagues throughout Indiana
Heads Up Football Ambassador MIKE PRIOR, Colts Youth Football Commissioner
USA Football Master Trainer ANDY RYLAND, former Penn State linebacker
*WHERE: *Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center
7001 West 56th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46254
SCHEDULE: Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Helmet and shoulder pad fitting, 8:20 a.m.
- Concussion awareness, 9 a.m.
- Heads Up Tackling training, 11 a.m.
- Heads Up Tackling drills, 1 p.m.
The Indianapolis Colts and USA Football will conduct a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on Sunday, June 30. USA Football will instruct more than 30 Player Safety Coaches, representing leagues throughout the state. This group will then teach Heads Up Football to their youth league coaches, players and parents.
Heads Up Football is a comprehensive approach to a better and safer game, encompassing USA Football's accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course; Heads Up Tackling techniques; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; and instruction on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting. For more information regarding Heads up Football, visit www.usafootball.com
After completing the workshop, Player Safety Coaches will oversee their leagues' implementation of the highest national coaching standards for youth football. Player Safety Coaches also will monitor practices and games throughout the season.