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Falcons, USA Football to Conduct Safety Clinic

Posted Jul 9, 2013

The Atlanta Falcons and USA Football will team up to instruct Atlanta-area youth coaches on Heads Up Football player safety initiatives.

Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker and USA Football Master Trainer, Buddy Curry, will conduct a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic on Saturday, July 13 at Marist High School in Atlanta, GA. Curry will instruct more than 30 Player Safety Coaches representing leagues from throughout the state of Georgia. This group will then teach Heads Up Football to their youth league coaches, players and parents.

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 techniques; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; and instruction on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting.

After completing the workshop, Player Safety Coaches will oversee their leagues’ implementation of the highest national coaching standards for youth football. Player Safety Coaches also will monitor practices and games throughout the season.

USA Football leads the game’s development, inspires participation and ensures a better and safer experience for all youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. USA Football (www.usafootball.com), endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, provides more than $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies.

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