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USA Football's Guide to a Better, Safer Game presented by ESPN


USA Football's Guide to a Better, Safer Game presented by ESPN:

USA Football's Guide to a Better, Safer Game, is a 144-page resource guide for high school and youth football coaches.  The book is written and designed with insight from successful coaches and leaders in sports medicine.  It includes information that football coaches may employ to advance player safety and on-field performance.

€¢ Quarterback Play 

€¢ Running Back Play 
€¢ Offensive Line Play 
€¢ Wide Receiver Play 
€¢ Tight End Play 
€¢ Defensive Line Play 
€¢ Linebacker Play 
€¢ Defensive Back Play 
€¢ Special Teams Play 
€¢ Heads Up Tackling 
€¢ Heads Up Blocking

€¢ Developing an Offensive Game Plan 
€¢ FirstDown Playbook 
€¢ Developing a Defensive Game Plan 
€¢ Developing a Special Teams Game Plan 
€¢ Program Building 
€¢ Strength & Conditioning 
€¢ Character Development 
€¢ Teaching Leadership 
€¢ Motivational Phrases/Quotes

€¢ Equipment Fitting 
€¢ Heat & Hydration 
€¢ Concussion Awareness 
€¢ Sudden Cardiac Arrest 
€¢ NFHS Practice Guidelines 
€¢ Sports Nutrition 
€¢ Injury Prevention

About USA Football: USA Football believes in the passion, intensity, joy, confidence and sense of community football brings to those who play, coach and love it. We evolve and grow the sport through innovative standards and best practices to advance coach and player development, participation and safety within the fun of the game and its inherent values. As the sport’s national governing body and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.

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