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Officers and Board of Directors: Carl Peterson

Tom Cove

Roger Goodell*

Mark Meana

Steve Specht

Scott Hallenbeck* Carl Peterson

Jim TomDelany Cove

Merril Roger Hoge Goodell*

Mark Mark Murphy Meana

Grant Steve Teaff Specht

Dawn Aponte * Scott Hallenbeck

Bob Gardner Jim Delany

Officers and Board of Directors: Chairman Sports & Fitness Industry Assoc. Executive Chairman Director Miami Dolphins Executive Director

Joe Browne Dawn Aponte

National Football League Miami Dolphins

Big Ten&Conference Sports Fitness Industry Assoc. Nat’l Federation of State H.S. Assns

Big Ten Conference

Bob Gardner

Nat’l Federation of State H.S. Assns

National Football League Retired Player NationalNFL Football League

Leroy Merril Hollins Hoge II

Louisiana Youth Football Retired NFL Player

Leroy Hollins II

Louisiana Youth Football

Fairfax County (Va.) Youth Football Green Packers FairfaxBay County (Va.) Youth Football

Dr. Gail L. Rosseau Mark Murphy

NorthShore Green Bay University Packers HealthSystems

Dr. Gail L. Rosseau

NorthShore University HealthSystems

Cincinnati St. Xavier High School American Coaches Association Cincinnati Football St. Xavier High School

Mike GrantWilcox Teaff

Wilcox Financial/Wilcox Sports Association Management American Football Coaches

Mike Wilcox

*Ex-Officio Board Member

Wilcox Financial/Wilcox Sports Management

Browne *Ex-Officio Board Member USAJoe Football • 45 N. Pennsylvania Street • Suite 700 • Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 • 1.877.5.FOOTBALL • usafootball.com National Football League

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salic@usafootball.com ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES USA FOOTBALL’S HEADSADMINISTRATORS UP FOOTBALLSM PROGRAM NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SM ENDORSES USA FOOTBALL’S HEADS UP FOOTBALL PROGRAM The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up SM

Football program to make the sport better and safer for the millions of youth and high school athletes who play. USA The National Interscholastic Athletic Association Football, based in Indianapolis, is theAdministrators sport’s national governing (NIAAA) body. has endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up SM Football program to make the sport better and safer for the millions of youth and high school athletes who play. USA Football, based in Indianapolis, the sport’s national governing body. and middle schools across the United States, the Representing more than 25,000isathletic administrators in high schools NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional Representing of more than 25,000 athletic administrators in high and schools and middle schools across the United States, the development its members in areas of education, leadership service. NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional development of its members in areas education, leadership and Nearly 2,800 youth leagues across theofUnited States registered forservice. Heads Up Football in 2013, accounting for more than 25 percent of the youth football community. In addition, 35 high schools in 10 states piloted Heads Up Football during the Nearly 2,800 youth leagues across registered for Heads Up Football 2013, accounting more than 2013 season. USA Football will offerthe itsUnited HeadsStates Up Football program to all youth leaguesinand high schools infor2014. 25 percent of the youth football community. In addition, 35 high schools in 10 states piloted Heads Up Football during the 2013 season. USA will offer its Heads Up the Football all youth and highsafer schools in 2014. “We are pleased to Football support and are excited about effortsprogram by USAtoFootball toleagues make the game for participants at all levels of the sport,” NIAAA Associated Executive Director DR. MIKE BLACKBURN said. “Education is a vital component “Weany areinitiative. pleased The to support are the Football’s efforts by USA Football to make the game for participants at all for NIAAAand joins itsexcited efforts about with USA Heads Up Football program and safer endorses training in the levels of fundamental the sport,” NIAAA Associated Executive Director DR. MIKE BLACKBURN “Education a vital component areas of tackling technique, concussion awareness, heat and hydrationsaid. safety measuresisand proper for any initiative. equipment fitting.”The NIAAA joins its efforts with USA Football’s Heads Up Football program and endorses training in the areas of fundamental tackling technique, concussion awareness, heat and hydration safety measures and proper equipment “We greatlyfitting.” value the NIAAA’s partnership and trust,” USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “Our highest priorities are held in common, focusing on the safety of student-athletes by establishing important standards rooted “We greatly value the NIAAA’s in education for a better sports partnership experience.”and trust,” USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “Our highest priorities are held in common, focusing on the safety of student-athletes by establishing important standards rooted in education for a better sports experience.” Heads Up Football stands on six primary tenets: Heads Up Football stands on six primary tenets: Heads Up Tackling  USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling technique, endorsed by medical and football experts, which teaches to keep the head up and reduces helmet contact for safer play. Heads Up Tackling  USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling technique, endorsed by medical and football experts, which teaches to keep the head up and reduces helmet contact for safer play. Concussion recognition  Coaches learn and are assessed on CDC concussion recognition and response and response protocols through USA Football’s Level 1 Coaching Certification Course. Concussion recognition  Coaches learn and are assessed on CDC concussion recognition and response  protocols Coaches, through parents USA and players areLevel taught1 CDC concussion-related protocols. and response Football’s Coaching Certification Course. Coaching education Coaching education

 Coaches, parents and players are taught CDC concussion-related protocols.  Coaches within a youth program are trained to teach the game’s fundamentals by completing USA Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 Coaching Certification Course.  Coaches within a youth are trained to USA teachFootball’s the game’s fundamentals by High school coaches willprogram gain training through High School Coach completing Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 Coaching Certification Course. CertificationUSA course, developed in partnership with the National Federation of State High school coaches will gain training through USA Football’s High School Coach Certification course, developed in partnership with the National Federation of State

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