East Aurora Little Loop is a proud participant in the USA Football Heads Up Football Program. Heads Up Football is the new standard for training coaches, parents, and players in concussion awareness, heads up tackling, and equipment fitting.
Heads Up Football Concussion in Football Fact Sheet
In addition, East Aurora Little Loop has formed a concussion management board. The board has introduced a concussion management protocol that is in alignment with recommendations from Heads Up Football and the CDC. Parents will be required to sign the protocol and return to their coaches.
Little Loop Concussion Management Protocol
The concussion management board has also introduced a return to play protocol. This protocol describes the steps a player needs to complete in order to return to play.Little Loop Return To Play Protocol
All East Aurora Little Loop coaches are required to complete the Heads Up Football level 1 tackling certification.
Each coach is provided a promo code that provides free access to the Level 1 Tackle Certification Course After you sign up, USA Football will guide you through the rest of your training. Contact Mark Hall or Jim Czora for your free promo code.
In addition all coaches are required to take National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) training. NYSCA is the most widely used coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 3 million coaches since its inception in 1981. The NYSCA training is available online for coaches to complete at their convenience; and it’s also offered on site in more than 3,000 communities nationwide.
Finally, all coaches go through a yearly background check.