• Posted by curryd /
  • January 17, 2014

Below please find resources and general information for Coaches

YOUTH FOOTBALL

USA Football – Youth football’s national governing body
http://usafootball.com/

USA FOOTBALL OFFERS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING:

Coaching Education
http://usafootball.com/coaching-education

Equipment Fitting
http://usafootball.com/health-safety/equipment-fitting

Health and Safety Resource Center
http://usafootball.com/health-safety/home

Youth Football Programs & Grants
http://usafootball.com/all-programs

Heads Up FootballSM
http://usafootball.com/health-safety/how-to-tackle


OTHER YOUTH FOOTBALL SITES

NFL Foundation
http://www.nflfoundation.org/#youth-football

Pop Warner Football
http://www.popwarner.com/


CONCUSSION AWARENESS INFORMATION

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

USA Football – Concussion Awareness Information
http://usafootball.com/health-safety/concussion-awareness

WebMD site
http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/traumatic-brain-injury-concussion-overview

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/concussion/ds00320/dsection=symptoms

NCAA
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/Health+and+Safety/Concussion+homepage/

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
http://www.choa.org/concussion

Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
http://tbicenter.unc.edu/MAG_Center/Home.html

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A CONCUSSION

USA Football
http://usafootball.com/health-safety/signs-symptoms


SAFETY IN FOOTBALL

Heads Up Tackling – Preventing Injuries
http://usafootball.com/health-safety/how-to-tackle


OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org/

Shepard Center
http://www.shepherd.org/

Matthew Gfeller Foundation – Play It Safe
http://www.matthewgfellerfoundation.org/


HANDOUT FOR PARENTS

ABOUT CONCUSSIONS

CDC site, in partnership with USA Football
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/pdf/Football_Fact_Sheet_Coaches-a.pdf

Safety Checklists
http://usafootball.com/health-safety/checklists#1


FOOTBALL STRATEGY AND PLAYS

USA Football’s Playbook
http://usafootball.com/help/interactive-playbook

Wilson’s Football Playbook
http://firstdownapp.com/wilson


IN DEPTH ARTICLES ABOUT FOOTBALL AND RISKS

USA TODAY – Parents Weigh Youth Football Risks

ESPN – Concussion News Worries Parents

*The information contained on this web site is presented for the purpose of educating people about youth football, concussion awareness, and possible sports injuries. Please note: no information contained on this web site should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Should you have any health-care related questions, please call or see your personal physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet, or fitness program.
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