WCPSS Adopts New National Football Safety Program

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The Wake County Public School System will become the first school district in North Carolina to adopt a new, nationally developed football safety program for student athletes.

USA Football’s Heads Up Football program teaches tackling techniques that reduce helmet contact. It also addresses proper equipment fit, heat preparedness and hydration, and other elements of player safety. In preparation for the 2014 season, 21 high schools and 31 middle schools in Wake County will be trained in Heads Up Football standards. Learn more at usafootball.com/headsup.

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