Safety Tips

High school football is a highly competitive, high-impact sport. Following a few safety tips will keep players in the game:

  • Check to ensure athletes are playing positions that are suitable for their size and skill level.  Speed, strength and size play major roles in determining what positions are right for a player.
  • Athletes should compete against others of similar build and stature to avoid injury.
  • Even the youngest athletes can benefit from learning proper techniques and training methods.
  • Educate players about "spearing"—the illegal use of one's helmet to block an opponent.
  • Learn the rules of the game. Playing within the rules helps keep everyone safe on the field.
  • Train to always tackle with your head up.
  • Wear safety gear and make sure it fits properly. A helmet and proper padding are very important to preventing injuries.