Louisiana endorses USA Football’s Heads Up tackling program

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The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has become the 11th state governing body to endorse USA Football’s Heads Up tackling program.  The LHSAA endorsed the program, which has earned the endorsement of leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport, in cooperation with the Louisiana High School Coaches Association.

“The safety of our student-athletes remains my number one priority, and USA Football’s Heads Up Football promotes just that,” LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said. “The partnership between the LHSAA, our state’s high school coaches association, the New Orleans Saints and USA Football is a prime example of the collaborative work that we continue to put forward for our young people.”

“The Louisiana High School Coaches Association is proud to endorse USA Football’s Heads Up Football program,” Louisiana High School Coaches Association Director Terrence Williams said. “This program will advance how our coaches teach the sport’s fundamentals, make it even more fun to play and provide a baseline in safety training that can benefit coaches in every sport.”

The Heads Up program teaches tackling and blocking techniques designed to reduce helmet contact

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