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Blocking, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting

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Blocking, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting

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

Teaching the proper fundamentals of blocking and tackling is essential to making football better and safer. USA Football's Heads Up Tackling and Blocking progressions featuring football experts Mike Singletary and Jeff Saturday, deliver consistent terminology and a series of drills to teach high school players to play with their head and eyes up and reduce helmet contact. Also introduced, is an advanced shoulder tackle progression that may be appropriate for some varsity players. In addition, learn how to properly fit helmets and shoulder pads. Improperly fitted equipment can increase the chance for injury.

 

The Blocking, Tackling & Equipment Fitting course is 1 of 4 courses required to be certified for Heads Up Football as a High School coach with USA Football. Please make sure the following courses are completed to be a Heads Up certified: 1) Heat Illness Prevention 2) Concussion in Sports and 3) Sudden Cardiac Arrest. This Heads Up Football 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 High School Coach certification, visit http://www.nfhslearn.com/HeadsUpFootball.

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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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