Heads Up Football is USA Football’s national initiative to help make the sport of football better and safer - See more at: http://usafootball.com/headsup/#sthash.1ba4JVBH.dpuf
Posted Jul 7, 2014

“Only allow your child to play when you know that USA Football certification is there for the coach and you know that your child is being taught the proper fundamentals of the game and that real intelligence has gone into the preparation of practices.” Tom Coughlin, Head Coach, New York Giants -


This overall approach and the specific techniques within the program are exactly the next steps we need to take to improve head safety in tackle football. The effort to teach effective, yet safe tackling and blocking techniques at the earliest youth levels can only have positive downstream benefits for our players at the high school, college and professional levels. Dr. Gerard A. Gioia, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology Chief, Children's National Medical Center; Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine


 The biggest thing for me, the impact of USA Football on the youth level, is allowing parents to say, ‘You know what? My children are being taught by someone who knows what they are doing.’ The coach has been certified. He knows how to teach the game, so the kids can play the game the right way – a safer way. David Shaw, Head Coach, Stanford (Pac-12) -


Teaching Tackling