Northwestern University to host USA Football Protection Tour event July 19

Read the press release below for more information:

WHAT: USA Football’s 2014 Protection Tour, a program that delivers expert-driven health and safety education to youth football players, parents and coaches nationwide.

WHO: Chicago-area youth football players and parents

NICK GREISEN, USA Football Master Trainer

GARY PAULSON, Riddell youth sales representative

DR. SHAUN O’LEARY, Northshore University HealthSystem

WHERE: Ryan Field — 1501 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201          

SCHEDULE:  1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 19

COMPONENTS: Heads Up Football® tackling drills. Led by Master Trainer Nick Greisen, USA Football clinicians  teach youth football players and coaches proper tackling fundamentals based on USA Football’s Tackle Progression Model. 

Concussion recognition and response. Youth football parents receive an educational seminar on CDC-approved concussion recognition and response protocols. Saturday’s seminar is sponsored by AIG and will be presented by Dr. Shaun O’Leary.

Helmet fitting. Players, parents and coaches participate in an interactive session led by Riddell equipment fitting expert Gary Paulson in which they learn to properly fit a young athlete’s helmet.

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