RADIO: My Day at the NFL. What I Learned About Keeping Kids Safe!
Posted October 29, 2012 by jimhigley
I recently spent an entire day in the New York offices of the NFL. Honest. And you know what we talked about?
Keeping kids safe in youth football.
It was an extraordinary, eye-opening day. In fact, it had such a big impact on me that I wanted to bring some of what I learned to you. So today, we’re going to chat with Scott Hallenbeck, Executive Director of USA Football, the official youth development partner of the NFL. USA Football is an independent organization providing terrific educational programs for youth football coaches, players and parents. While they don’t run local youth football programs, they bring the tools and resources to the table to help keep kids safe. Scott brings an abundance of information to you today including:
How local youth football programs can tap into USA Football’s resources
What is “Heads Up” tackling and why it protects kids
Why training coaches about safety isn’t enough
The type of resources available to USA Football – and you – thanks to the NFL
Why parents are the missing link to effective youth football programs
What you, as a parent, need to be doing to keep youth football in your community safe
And as a special bonus, we’ll talk to Corie Elkin – a mom who completed USA Football’s Level 1 Coaching Education course. Corie will provide a first-hand account about her experiences with USA Football – as her son ventured into his first season of tackle football.