To all Coaches,
USA Football’s coaching certification gives you access to nationally accredited courses with content created from leading football experts and health professionals. Coaches with valid USA Football certification become eligible for coaching insurance benefits.
USA FOOTBALL CERTIFICATION FOR YOUTH COACHES CONTACT & NON-CONTACT
Concussion Recognition & Response
Education is the first step to help protect players from concussion. Heads Up Football provides coaches and parents with resources developed by the CDC to know what to look for on the field and how to respond to concussion symptoms.
Heat Preparedness & Hydration
Keeping athletes hydrated and prepared to play in the heat is important. Receive targeted education on prevention, recognition, and treatment on all aspects of heat and hydration.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death for children and teens during exercise, Heads Up Football prepares your program with how to create plans and procedures in case an event happens.
Proper Equipment Fitting
Improperly fitted equipment can place players at a greater risk for injury. Receive proper instruction on how to fit helmets and shoulder pads.
Shoulder Tackling, Blocking & Defeating Blocks
Teaching the proper fundamentals of blocking and tackling is essential to making football better and safer. USA Football’s tackling and blocking progressions deliver consisted terminology and a series of drills to teach youth players to play with their head and eyes up and reduce helmet contact.
FARMINGTON VALLEY MUDHOGS FOOTBALL
STEP 1 - CERTIFY ALL MUDHOGS COACHES
STEP 2 - PRESEASON CLINIC
STEP 3 - EDUCATE PARENTS AND PLAYERS
STEP 4 - MUDHOGS BOARD GUIDES AND MONITORS COACHES