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It's All About Safety

The Ellington Football League (EFL) is committed to ensuring a positive youth football experience and advancing player safety in the 2016 season by providing league-wide coaching education and teaching resources that benefit players, parents and coaches through USA Football’s Heads Up Football  program.  USA Football is the official youth development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams. 

Every EFL Head and Assistant Coach will be trained in Heads Up Football techniques before leading their teams this season. All EFL coaches will complete USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course, which includes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting; and Heads Up Tackling techniques, which aim to take the head out of the line of contact. 
Through Heads Up Football, our designated Player Safety Coach will be trained by USA Football to implement, evaluate and monitor all Heads Up Football player safety protocols within the organization. Player Safety Coaches work with league commissioners, coaches, parents and players throughout the season to provide on-site clinics and mentoring to ensure that coaching and player safety best practices are used. 

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Ellington, Connecticut 06029
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