USA Football

As parents you've probably been hearing about Heads Up Football or at least seen one of their PSAs on television but you may not fully know about the program.

Heads Up Football has been developed as by USA Football and the NFL to create a better, safer game for your children by creating a multi-pillar plan to change the culture. Leagues that join the Heads Up program agree that all their coaches must take part in an education and certification program that covers:

  1. Proper game fundamentals
  2. Concussion recognition and response
  3. Tackling technique (Heads Up Tackling)
  4. Equipment fitting

South Dakota Junior Football already requires education in concussion symptoms and proper helmet fitting for all head coaches but with the partnership on Heads Up this training is now mandatory for all South Dakota Junior Football coaches.

Teaching Heads Up
Helmet Fitting
Shoulder Pad Fitting

Parent Concussion Booklet