What are the requirements of a Heads Up Football program?

  • Each organization must register for the program online and agree to the Terms & Conditions
  • Nominate the right person to be the Player Safety Coach (PSC).
  • Player Safety Coach must complete the following responsibilities:
    • Become certified by USA Football’s Level 1 Coach Certification.
    • Attend a one-day, in-person USA Football Player Safety Coach training clinic annually.
    • Conduct a Heads Up Coaches clinic for all head coaches.
    • Conduct a Heads Up Parent Meeting for all parents and players.
    • Mentor coaches, players and parents in elements of Heads Up Football
      in-season by attending practices and games.
  • All coaches (head and assistant) register for a USA Football Coach Membership, which includes Level 1 certification courses and member resources.
  • All coaches annually complete the Level 1 Coach Certification Course
  • Require each player’s parent or legal guardian to execute a legally valid waiver and release naming USA Football as a released party
  • Maintain a minimum of $1 million general liability and $25,000 accident and health insurance policies, submitting a certificate of insurance to USA Football and naming USA Football as additionally insured.
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