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USA Football - Heads Up Football Information

Quick Guides

Required Course Quick Guide for Coaches || Bulk Course Ordering for Athletic Directors


The Requirement

The OSAA requires that all football coaches (paid or volunteer) complete the USA Football HeadsUp Football Certification prior to assuming coaching duties and to recertify annually prior to the beginning of each Association year. Additionally, each member school sponsoring football is required to identify a Player Safety Coach. Each Player Safety Coach is required to attend an in person four hour clinic annually prior to the start of the Association year that is conducted by a USA Football Master Trainer in preparation for implementing and overseeing the primary components of Heads Up Football at their school.


Member School Enrollment Instructions

    1. IF YOU HAVE A USA FOOTBALL ACCOUNT , you can enter your email and password to Sign In

    1. Go to: http://usafootball.com/programs/heads-up-football/middle-high-school and select the Enroll Now button

    2. After successfully signing in you will be asked to verify some information regarding your school

    3. After verification of school info you will be redirected to your organization page to complete the enrollment process

    4. Look for the Enroll Now link in the upper left corner of the page and select it

    5. Complete the required information for your program, check the I agree button, and submit your form

    6. Your school is now enrolled for the 2018 season.

    2. IF YOU DONT HAVE A USA FOOTBALL ACCOUNT ,create a new account by clicking Get Started

    1. Go to: http://usafootball.com/programs/heads-up-football/middle-high-school and select the Enroll Now button

    2. Complete the required fields on the registration form

    3. When selecting your Primary Role make sure to select Athletic Director

    4. Once Primary Role is selected several options will populate underneath. LEVEL allows you to indicate the group of athletes in which you are primarily involved with (select both middle and high school if appropriate), the Your Organization field will automatically populate as you begin typing to help you find the correct school, and Enrollment prompt for Heads Up Football(Select Yes I wish to enroll)

    5. Make sure you check the box that indicates that you agree to the USA Football Terms of Service

    6. Click the button Finish Creating Account

    7. After verification of school info you will be redirected to your organization page to complete the enrollment process

    8. Look for the Enroll Now link in the upper left corner of the page and select it

    9. Complete the required information for your program, check the I agree button, and submit your form

    10. Your school is now enrolled for the 2018 season

    3. The person you select as a Player Safety Coach is required to attend one of the clinics offered. A list of available PSC clinics is posted below

    4. Verify that all Football coaches (paid or volunteer), including your Player Safety Coach, have completed the online certification program located on Heads up Football on NFHSLearn.com NFHSLearn.com prior to assuming their coaching duties. Coaches must complete Blocking, Tackling & Equipment Fitting, Concussion in Sports, Heat Illness Prevention, and Sudden Cardiac courses in order to be Heads Up Certified. Cost is $10 per coach.


2018 HUF Player Safety Coach Clinic Schedule

All OSAA member schools offering Football are required to have a certified Player Safety Coach (PSC) by the first practice date. These individuals are responsible for ensuring their schools compliance with core Heads Up Football health and safety protocols, including conducting safety clinics for coaches, parents and players. Player Safety Coach Clinics will be conducted at various sites around the state on the dates indicated below. USA Football Master Trainers will conduct a four hour clinic at each site. There are no registration fees to attend a clinic.

Date Host Site Location
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Roseburg High School Roseburg, OR
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Pendleton High School Pendleton, OR
Saturday, April 28, 2018 South Eugene High School Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 5, 2018 Bend High School Bend, OR
Saturday, May 5, 2018 Grants Pass High School Grants Pass, OR
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Tigard High School Tigard, OR
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Ontario High School Ontario, OR
Saturday, June 30,2018 Hood River High School Hood River, OR
Saturday, July 7,2018 Marshfield High School Coos Bay, OR
Saturday, July 14,2018 West Linn High School West Linn, OR
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Summit High School Bend, OR
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Taft High School Lincoln City, OR
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Gresham High School Gresham, OR
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Astoria High School Astoria, OR
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Henley High School Klamath Falls, OR
Sunday, August 12, 2018 Barlow High School Gresham, OR

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A PSC CLINIC



Coaches Certification/Recertification

Football coaches (paid and volunteer) must complete the Heads Up Football certification process annually by completing a series of four courses at NFHSLearn.com/HeadsUpFootball. This certification encompasses student-athlete health protocols and skill development. USA Football's Heads Up Football program, endorsed by leading experts across medicine and sport, establishes standards rooted in the best available science. The curriculum includes Heads Up Blocking, Heads Up Tackling, equipment fitting and all-sport-relevant topics of concussion recognition and response, heat emergency preparedness and protocols for sudden cardiac arrest. The cost of Heads Up Football certification will be $10 per coach. All four courses will be able to be accessed at Heads up Football on NFHSLearn.com