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Blocking, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting

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Blocking, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting

The High School Blocking, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting course encompasses student-athlete health protocols and skill development.

Teaching the proper fundamentals of blocking and shoulder tackling is essential to making football better and safer. USA Football's Shoulder Tackling and Blocking progressions featuring football experts Rocky Seto and Jeff Saturday, deliver consistent terminology and a series of drills to teach middle and high school players to play with their head and eyes up and reduce helmet contact. Shoulder tackling drills cover Fundamentals, Leverage, Form Tackling, Thigh and Drive and Thigh and Roll techniques. In addition, learn how to properly fit helmets and shoulder pads. Improperly fitted equipment can increase the chance for injury.

 

The Blocking, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting course is 1 of 4 courses required earn your Heads Up Football Middle & High School Coach certification. Please make sure the following courses are completed: 1) Heat Illness Prevention 2) Concussion in Sports 3) Sudden Cardiac Arrest and 4) Blocking, Shoulder Tackling and Equipment Fitting. This Heads Up Football Middle and High School Certification fulfills the online requirements for coaches whose program is enrolled in Heads Up Football.

To learn more about the Heads Up Football Middle and High School Coach certification, visit http://www.nfhslearn.com/HeadsUpFootball.  To learn more about how your school can enroll in Heads Up Football, visit www.usafootball.com/headsup.

Course Outline

Heads Up Football High School Program

Heads Up Football Middle and High School is the sport’s most comprehensive high school player safety program encompassing an array of medically endorsed coach education resources. The program consists of two key features and six education components with a new shoulder tackle method. It is highly recommended schools participate in all aspects of the Heads Up Middle and High School program and have coaches certified annually. The level of frequency of program adoption is driven by schools, school districts as well as local and state requirements. To learn more about getting your school enrolled in Heads Up Football Middle and High School, have USA Football contact you by completing this form.

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