Football coaches prep for a safe season

Football coaches prep for a safe season
A local football coach listens intently about concussion protocol during a Heads Up Football clinic.
A local football coach listens intently about concussion protocol during a Heads Up Football clinic.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - USA Football conducted a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic Saturday at Salpointe Catholic School.

Lancers head football coach Dennis Bene helped lead the seminar which included coaches representing high school programs and youth leagues throughout the state.

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 and Heads Up Blocking techniques; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; sudden cardiac arrest protocols; heat and hydration; and instruction on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting.

After completing the workshop, Player Safety Coaches will oversee their organizations' implementation of the USA Football program, monitoring practices and games throughout the season.

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