The High School Tackling & Contact course from USA Football is rebuilt to help you get ready for kickoff, encompassing student-athlete health protocols and comprehensive skill development.
Teaching the proper fundamentals of blocking and shoulder tackling is essential to making football better and safer. This course builds off the previous Heads Up Football coursework and adds updated materials and content.
This course features USA Football's proven Shoulder Tackling, Blocking and Defeating Blocks skill progressions. Blocking and Defeating Blocks is led by NFL offensive line coach Scott Peters. Rocky Seto, former assistant coach for the Seattle Seahawks under Pete Carroll, teaches the shoulder tackling materials.
All of these skill progressions deliver consistent terminology and a series of drills to help high school coaches train players to play with their head and eyes up and reduce helmet contact.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This course has updated and new materials. The Levels of Contact portion has been fully updated, and the course includes new Prep for Contact Materials to help you get players ready for the field.
This course covers:
- Shoulder Tackling Drills (including Fundamentals, Leverage, Form Tackling, Thigh & Drive and Thigh & Roll)
- Blocking and Defeating Blocks Drills (including instruction on the Bridge, Pillar and Buckle Fits)
- Proper Equipment Fitting
- Updated: Levels of Contact Section
- New: Prep for Contact Materials
This Tackling & Contact course is 1 of 4 courses required to earn USA Football's Tackling & Contact Football Coach certification. In addition to this course, you will complete additional training and education in areas of athlete health and wellness by completing the following NFHS Learning Center safety courses:
1) Heat Illness Prevention
2) Concussion in Sports
3) Sudden Cardiac Arrest
To learn more about middle and high school football education resources - including free and premium courses and systems - please visit footballdevelopment.com. This includes the new Advanced Tackling & Contact Certification, which builds upon the Tackling & Contact Certification you can find here.
You can also build your high school program by supporting youth leagues and your future players growth through USA Football’s Football Development Model, please visit usafootball.com/fdm.
Course comes with
1. Introduction1 Sections
- Getting Started
2. Equipment Fitting2 Sections
- Helmet Fitting
- Shoulder Pad Fitting
3. Levels of Contact1 Sections
- Contact Levels
4. Prep for Contact1 Sections
- Contact Preparation
5. Shoulder Tackling3 Sections
- Shoulder Tackle Fundamentals
- Shoulder Tackle Principles
6. Blocking and Defeating Blocks1 Sections
- Blocking and Defeating Blocks
7. Conclusion1 Sections
- Final Remarks
This Course Includes
- Approved for 3 Clock Hours
- Certificate of Completion
- Additional Resources
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