There are many safety programs within USA Football. Concussion recognition, heat awareness and hydration, heads-up blocking and equipment fitting are all components of the USA Football Health & Safety Program. USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling® is a step-by-step protocol to teach the core principles of the skill and sets a new standard in player safety. The program utilizes five fundamentals through a series of drills to reinforce proper tackling mechanics and teach players how to properly tackle with a focus on reducing helmet contact.
As discussed on the Player Safety page, CYFA considers the safety of your son as our top priority. By being a USA Football-certified program, you can be assured that our coaches and their staffs are completing the required training on an annual basis. Collinsville Youth Football is proud to be a member of USA Football and their strive to create a safe environment for your young football player.