The mission of the Brewster Youth Football program is to introduce the sport of football to the children in our community. We strive to develop solid fundamentals, discipline, good sportsmanship, strong character and respect for the Team. Our goal is to

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BREWSTER YOUTH FOOTBALL IS HEADS UP CERTIFIED

Player Safety and Heads Up Football

http://usafootball.com

 

The major components of  the Heads Up Football Program are:

·  Coach Education and Certification

·  Equipment Fitting

·  Concussion Awareness

·  Heat and Hydration

·  Heads Up Tackling

 

Coach Education and Certification

Complete your Level 1 training - http://usafootball.com/members/coach

Drills Library - http://www2.usafootball.com/coach/drills_library

Player Safety Coach: Peter LaMoreaux (845) 242-9078

         

Equipment Fitting

Recheck equipment regularly during the season.

Helmet Fitting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi0smzNUk1M#t=11

Shoulder Pads - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFpzMr0MIE

 

Heat and Hydration

Overview Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irw21MjEEbQ

Kory Stringer Institute:  http://ksi.uconn.edu/

 

Concussion Awareness

Comprehensive Fact Sheet:  http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/pdf/Football_Fact_Sheet_Coaches-a.pdf

Concussion Checklist:  http://usafootball.com/sites/default/files/ClipboardStickerFootball%20FINAL.pdf

Return to Play Guidlines:  http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/return_to_play.html

 

 

Heads Up Tackling

Tackling Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmKZKHQ8B04

 

5 Fundamental Stages of Heads Up Tackling

 

Points of Emphasis:

Strike Point – Front of Shoulder

On contact slide the head to the side of the ball carrier

Head and back stay up to protect head and spine

 

In teaching tackling, levels of contact include:

·  Air - no contact

·  Bags

·  Control - predetermined winner

·  Thud - contact with no predetermined winner, stay on feet

·  Live

 

Bruins Player Safety Coach

Peter LaMoreaux

845 242-9078