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USA Football to Instruct New Orleans-Area Youth Coaches

Coaches will receive instruction on Heads Up Football player safety initiatives.

Local leagues' Player Safety Coaches and Heads Up Football Master Trainer Greg McCaig available for media

USA Football will conduct a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic in New Orleans on Saturday, July 20. USA Football will instruct more than 50 Player Safety Coaches, representing leagues throughout the state. 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.

About USA Football: 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 (, endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, provides more than $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies.

*WHAT: *

USA Football's Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic

*WHO:    *

Youth football Player Safety Coaches from the New Orleans area
USA Football Master Trainer GREG McCAIG, Cypress Creek High School (Texas) head coach

*WHERE:   *

New Orleans Saints Training Facility
5800 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70003


Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Helmet and shoulder pad fitting, 8:20 a.m.
• Concussion awareness, 9 a.m.
• Heads Up Tackling training, 11 a.m.
• Heads Up Tackling drills, 1 p.m.


Steve Alic,, (317) 489-4417
Media are welcome to attend the workshop and interview Player Safety Coaches as well as
USA Football Master Trainer Greg McCaig

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