Monday, September 17, 2012
Heads Up Football: A New Approach To A Better, Safer Game
Heads Up Football is the new standard in youth player safety. It is now a pilot program that hopes to become the standard in teaching safer techniques with the ultimate goal of preventing concussions and head and neck injuries in football. If you are a parent or a coach of a young football player, keep your eye on this program and learn all you can about it. It is safety oriented with education and awareness as the keys to its success. Encourage your recreation departments, youth leagues, elementary schools and travel teams to research the possibility of becoming involved with this innovative program. Coaches learn to teach the proper techniques for a safer game, players learn the correct way to play a safer game, and everyone goes home safely after the game. That's what I call a win-win-win situation.