Health & Wellness

Tackling Player Safety: Heads Up Clinics Instruct Youth Football Players


SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Youth Football players recently completed a two-day, Heads Up Tackling Clinic as part of the USA Football's step-by-step protocol to teach proper tackling mechanics and, ultimately, set a new standard in player safety.

The clinic was held at Summit High School, with players receiving instruction on safety methods through a step-by-step protocol.  The Heads Up Tackling program utilizes five fundamentals through a series of drills to reinforce proper tackling mechanics, as well as teach players how to properly tackle with a focus on reducing helmet contacts.

The clinic was coached by USA Football certified youth football coaches from Summit’s youth football program, and former college football players.   For more information on the Youth Heads Up Tackling Clinic and Program, please contact the Summit Department of Community Programs at 908 / 277-2932.


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