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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Time: 2:14 P.M.

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CFA Football League Meeting

Monday, May 12, 2014

7:45 P.M.

Steelton Italian Club, 325 River Alley, Steelton, PA 17113

USA Football - Heads Up Football

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Once again thank you for the opportunity to present Heads Up Football at your board meeting last week. It is USA Football and the NFL’s goal to work with programs like The CFA Football League. Below is a refresher of the information I provided. As I mentioned during my discussion – the CFA Football League would be the largest league in the state of Pennsylvania to enroll in Heads Up Football league-wide. If this is possible – please let me know.

 About Heads Up Football.  I have attached three PDF documents explaining elements of Heads Up Football. These may be something to pass around to quickly reference what Heads Up Football is and the basics of how it is implemented by your organization.

 Heads Up Football starts with ensuring all of your head and assistant coaches become members of USA Football and are certified by completing the only nationally accredited football certification program.  Another key component of the Heads Up FootballSM program is selecting the “Player Safety Coach”  (PSC) for your organization. The organization-appointed Player Safety Coaches (PSC) will be trained by USA Football so they are prepared to educate your organization’s coaches, parents, and players on the four primary elements of Heads Up Football:

•             Concussion Awareness & Management

•             Heat & Hydration Awareness

•             Equipment Fitting

•             Heads Up Tackling

 Heads Up Football is a comprehensive youth and high school football membership program developed by USA Football and supported by the NFL and more than two dozen medical, child advocacy and sport organizations (the NFL Head, Neck & Spine Committee, American Football Coaches Association, and CDC, to name a few). Heads Up FootballSM educates all of your organization’s stakeholders through the best of breed programs and resources on-field and online. It’s a comprehensive player safety program that is rooted in education for coaches and parents on core elements that include CDC Concussion Education, Proper Equipment Fitting, Heads Up Tackling and Heat & Hydration. 

 The cost of Heads Up Football is $5 per coach. Five Dollars per coach includes our online Coach Membership—certification and recertification courses—and resources like our Practice Planner, Drills Library, Film Room, MyCoaches Page, etc.

 Tackle Certification.  All coaches will need to complete Level 1 Tackle Certification course (about 2 hours) or Tackle Recertification Quiz (30-45 minutes – if they took the Level 1 Tackle Course in 2013) to be 2014 Heads Up Football compliant. Coaches will have access to the certification courses once they redeem their Coach Membership promo code (we’ll work with you to recreate).

 Player Safety Coach Clinics.  All PSCs will attend an in-person PSC Clinic in 2014, one per club. Prior to attending, PSCs will register online. We are working on getting the locations and dates of these events posted soon. PSCs will be notified as soon as we have any information to share.

 Additionally, if you have any questions about the registration process, Heads Up Football or anything else USA Football related please feel free to email me – unfortunately, I travel a lot and am not often at my office phone line. I encourage to you to contact Kelsey at kping@usafootball.com; 317-489-4434 with any questions, as she works directly with me with youth leagues along the East Coast and is based out of our headquarters.

 If the entire CFA Football League participated in Heads Up Football we would like to promote it. Thus we would need the CFA Football League to formally sign up. Below are instruction on how to do so.

 Signing up/Renewing Heads Up Football.  You (or someone on your executive board) need to create a free Commissioner Membership to get started:  http://www2.usafootball.com/register/commissioner.That includes the e-mail verification process where once you sign up, the web site will send you an e-mail and ask you to verify your account.  Once you have the Commissioner membership all verified, you will then have access to the Heads Up Football℠ online application from within your online membership when you log back on to the web site.  All you need to do at that point is complete the Heads Up Football℠ application on behalf of CFA Football League.  That application is what registers CFA Football League for the Heads Up Football℠ program.I have attached a PDF with step-by-step instructions on registering.

 When you are in the online registration process, and you get to the Membership tab, let me suggest you select the Do This Later option. After I see you register for league for Heads Up Football, we will follow up with a code for this season.

 Additionally, if you have any questions about the registration process, Heads Up Football or anything else USA Football related please feel free to email me – unfortunately, I travel a lot and am not often at my office phone line. I encourage to you to contact my colleague, Kelsey Ping at kping@usafootball.com; 317-489-4434 with any questions, as she works directly with me with youth leagues along the East Coast and is based out of our headquarters.   Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Ed Passino

USA Football

Regional Manager

(p) 317-489-4437  –  (f) 614-288-2702

www.usafootball.com

 

Excellence in Youth Football Coaching Clinic

A. Joseph Cribari

E-Mail:  ajosephcribari@msn.com or ajosephcribari@comcast.net

Phone:  Home:  717-564-1059   Cell:  717-439-9487

 

  1. n in this state. The dedication of people such as Warren Ritter, A Cribari, Joseph Wilson, Dave Bickel, Robert Youngblood,, Keith Newcome , and countless others is second to none. People ask why do... men like these do what they do. The countless hours, the headaches with dealing with parents and yes even coaches, the time away from families, and late nights put in week after week. The answer is simple. It was so crystal clear this weekend: at Landis field. Its about the smiles on those young man's faces. Its about giving back when so many others just want to take. Its about taking a boy and giving him a sense of pride and accomplishment . Thank you gentleman.
    1. Wow...what a weekend. The turnpike classic was awesome. I just have to say that I am proud to be a part of the CFA. What is done for these kids is first class. We are the best youth football association in this state. The dedication of people such as Warren Ritter, A Cribari, Joseph Wilson, Dave Bickel, Robert Youngblood,, Keith Newcome , and countless others is second to none. People ask why do... men like these do what they do. The countless hours, the headaches with dealing with parents and yes even coaches, the time away from families, and late nights put in week after week. The answer is simple. It was so crystal clear this weekend: at Landis field. Its about the smiles on those young man's faces. Its about giving back when so many others just want to take. Its about taking a boy and giving him a sense of pride and accomplishment . Thank you gentleman.

  1. Wow...what a weekend. The turnpike classic was awesome. I just have to say that I am proud to be a part of the CFA. What is done for these kids is first class. We are the best youth football association in this state. The dedication of people such as Warren Ritter, A Cribari, Joseph Wilson, Dave Bickel, Robert Youngblood,, Keith Newcome , and countless others is second to none. People ask why do... men like these do what they do. The countless hours, the headaches with dealing with parents and yes even coaches, the time away from families, and late nights put in week after week. The answer is simple. It was so crystal clear this weekend: at Landis field. Its about the smiles on those young man's faces. Its about giving back when so many others just want to take. Its about taking a boy and giving him a sense of pride and accomplishment . Thank you gentleman.