What certifications do Lago Vista Youth Football Coaching Staff have?
Tackle Football Coaches (Head Coach and Assistant Coaches)
Each year every Tackle Football Coach (head coach and all assistant coaches) at LVYFL must complete a USA Heads Up Tackle Football for youth Certification. All coaches at Hill Country Youth Football League must be certified as well. Each Coach is educated by the USA Football staff on proper blocking, shoulder blocking and tackling, proper equipment fitting, encompasses student-athlete first aid protocols such as Heat Illness Prevention and Cardiac Arrest. Coaches learn skill development and educate Coaches of the importance of proper Concussion recogintion and management during pop warner practices and games. The Coaches learn the impact of sports-relate concussions on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion. The Coaches learn aout Heat Illless Prevention for Extertional heat stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in youth sports players. Each Coach is educated and given critical information to minimize the risk of exterional heat stroke, seven fundaments to minimize heat relate illnesses. Coaches will learn and recognize the warning signs and sysmptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. One staff member must be CPR and First Aid certified. Coaches are provided an overview of first aid and best practices for any first aid situations.
Our Coaching staff learn the core coaching skills and how to build player fundamentals with offically certified by Heads Up Football- USA Football's Youth Tackle Certification.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.
Working with leading football experts and medical professionals, USA Football developed Heads Up Football specifically to meet the needs of player safety.
Lago Vista Youth Football League implements the Heads Up Football program — and are realizing the benefits that certified coaches and a commitment to safety can bring. Listen to what league administrators are saying about encouraging consistent high standards and training across all of their teams.