Thanks to a donation of $40,000 from the Indianapolis Colts, every high school football coach will be offered USA Football's Heads Up safety program in 2015. This is the first time an NFL team has committed to paying for every coach's training at football-playing high schools in an entire state.
The Heads Up Football program is an online education and in-person training program. It covers tackling mecahnics that aim to reduce helmet contact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and hydration protocols from the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and proper equipment fitting.
There are currently 327 high schools with football programs in Indiana that will benefit from this program. To read more about the Indianapolis Colts' donation and what this means for those Indiana high schools, click here.