Maryland high school sports association endorses Heads Up Football program
By By Alexander Pyles
The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association on Tuesday endorsed USA Football's Heads Up Football safety program.
The association, which includes public high schools from Maryland's 24 school districts, is the first state high school sports assocation to endorse the program.
A press conference to formally announce the endorsement is planned for Monday at the Maryland State Department of Education in Baltimore.
Maryland had already been active in the program. Landon School in Bethesda participated in a Heads Up Football pilot program last year along with 34 other high schools across 10 states.
Calvert Hall football coach Donald Davis and 20 other coaches and former players participated this month in a USA Football safety workshop. Instructors at the two-day program taught participants about concussion recognition and response, heat and hydration protocols, proper equipment fitting and Heads Up tackling techniques.