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Player Safety

Overview of Player Safety

CCFA looks to prevent injury whenever possible.

The keys to injury prevention are proper:

  • Equipment fitting
  • Coach training
  • Defined progression of player engagement and rigor
  • Tackling and game gameplay technique
  • Concussion recognition and medical preparedness
  • Fostering a community environment of safety appreciation
  • Reporting policy and therapeutic "return to play" plan. 

All Head and Assistant Coaches MUST PASS annual certifications and background check before being eligible to coach for CCFA.


Trusted Coaches proudly wearing their CCFA & USA Football Shirt


All Head and Assistant Coaches MUST PASS annual certifications and background check before being eligible to coach for CCFA.


Each player is provided a progression of skills leading up to the moment of full contact

THE FOOTBALL DECISION...

....AN EXPLORATION INTO EVERY PARENT’S DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO LET A CHILD PLAY CONTACT SPORTS

If you are interested, below is a link to a presentation by Dr. Uzma Samadani, Neurosurgeon at HCMC and MN VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota, Rockswold Kaplan Endowed Chair for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at HCMC. She authored The Football Decision: An Exploration Into Every Parent’s Decision Whether Or Not To Let A Child Play Contact Sports

Below is her presentation regarding The Football Decision

A message from our Director of Player Safety

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Concussion awareness and procedural Certification

CCFA Coaches Certifying in live saving procedures

Small Group CPR Certification classes for all Head & Assistant Coaches

Player Safety & USA Football

Football is one of the safest contact sports because of the quality of protective equipment,  evolving rules, player and coach safety training, and modified practices.  CCFA coaches receive formal training and in turn, educate our players,  and follow the rules and regulations of USA Football. The following links will provide you with more understanding.