Press Release

College Football Playoff Announces Endorsement of USA Football’s Heads Up Football Program

IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) announced today the endorsement of USA Football’s Heads Up Football program by releasing details on the Heads Up Football Moms and Youth Clinics which will take place on January 10, 2015, two days before the College Football Playoff National Championship. Part of Playoff Fan Central, the event will be at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and will teach the game’s fundamentals and address player safety topics. The clinic will also include education on concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and hydration, Heads Up Tackling℠ and equipment fitting.

“We are pleased to announce this important partnership with USA Football,” said Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff. “Heads Up Football is a great program that helps make football safer. This event will be beneficial to all those in attendance as it will provide hands-on answers to mothers and young football players. We all love football, and educational opportunities like these will make the game better.”

The Heads Up Football Moms Clinic will be available to moms on a first-come, first-served basis. Speakers at the event will include top coaches and administrators, as well as college team physicians and athletic trainers. The non-contact Heads Up Football Youth Clinic will also feature select speakers and will focus on the education of young players through various techniques.

“We value the trust and commitment shown to us by the College Football Playoff,” USA Football Executive Director Scott
Hallenbeck said. “National champions in every sport exude strong fundamentals, which are a hallmark of our Heads Up Football program. The perpetual innovation that envelopes our game is reflected in Heads Up Football and is punctuated by its success. USA Football will continue to establish important standards rooted in education and we are proud to advance them with the endorsement of the CFP.”

Those interested in registering for the clinics are encouraged to visit www.collegefootballplayoff.com later this fall for more information.

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About USA Football 
Indianapolis-based USA Football (www.usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport to establish important standards rooted in education. USA Football advances coaching education and player skill development for safer play and a positive football experience.

About the College Football Playoff 
The College Football Playoff will begin with the 2014-15 season. The semifinals will match the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 will face No. 3 in semifinal games that will rotate annually among the Peach Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The first semifinals will be January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The first national championship game will be January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.