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USA Football - Heads Up Football Information

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

    School Organizational Enrollment:

    1. Create or login to your USA Football user account: https://account.usafootball.com/login
    2. Create or update your organization's account
    3. After successfully signing in you will be asked to verify some information regarding your school
    4. Finalize your organization's USA Football enrollment and opt-in to other programs
    5. Any questions or issues with enrollment, please call 1-877-536-6822

    Clinic Registration Instructions:

    1. Login or create USAFB account here: https://account.usafootball.com/login
    2. Verify organization (name of HS) is correct
    3. After login, select Events on left side of page
    4. Search by Zip or scroll through list to find clinic
    5. Select Register next to the clinic you wish to attend
    6. Retain email confirmation for check-in

    Clinic Notes:

    • All clinic times are 8am – Noon
    • Clinics are named OSAA HIGH SCHOOL PSC CLINIC – Name of City, OR
    • No payment required for HS coaches to register and attend
    • Email confirmation with QR code required for admittance – this is your ticket
    • Clinic attendance by HS coaches satisfies OSAA requirement only. Attendance does not equate to Heads Up Football Certification.
    • HS coaches will still need to complete the 4 courses through the NFHSLearn site

2019 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, May 4, 2019 Grants Pass High School Grants Pass, OR 97526
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Tigard High School Tigard, OR 97224
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Pendleton High School Pendleton, OR 97801
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Marshfield High School Coos Bay, OR 97420
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Bend High School Bend, OR 97701
Saturday, June 22, 2019 South Eugene High School Eugene, OR 97401
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Forest Grove High School Forest Grove, OR 97116
Saturday, July 20,2019 Gresham High School Gresham, OR 97030


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