Offering the fun and fitness of football to young athletes, USA Football’s 2019 Protection Tour kicks off its national schedule on June 23.
The series of USA Football events, conducted in partnership with Riddell, delivers expert-driven football and player safety information to youth players, parents and coaches, including tackling fundamentals, concussion education and equipment fitting.
The 2019 Protection Tour encompasses six free, single-day summer events for approximately 2,000 youth players. Events will take place at NFL stadiums and practice facilities across the country, providing instruction on several components of USA Football’s nationally endorsed Heads Up Football program.
The Protection Tour applies non-contact, age-appropriate drills in alignment with the Football Development Model for lifelong health and wellness through America’s favorite sport.
“With support from Riddell, USA Football’s Protection Tour provides families with fun and dynamic football experiences while delivering better and smarter standards for young players,” USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck said. “Our Tour sites also feature exceptional football destinations, thanks to the community-minded generosity of NFL teams.”
“Riddell’s widespread work at the grassroots level includes the USA Football Protection Tour, which is an important initiative for us each summer,” Riddell President and CEO Dan Arment said. “Protection Tour creates a solid foundation for young athletes to experience the game in an exciting format, and central to the event, is collaborating to share information on proper equipment fitting and advancements in head protection.”