Two representatives from the Midstate area high school and youth football organizations will be traveling to Indianapolis this weekend to attend the second annual USA Football National Conference.
The USA Football National Conference is the largest event of its kind focusing on coaching education as well as player safety and research.
“We are pleased that leaders from the nation’s largest youth and high school football programs are taking part in our conference,” USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said in a release. “The information shared by medical and football experts, coupled with insight from the attendees and peer discussions across the two days, will advance our sport for the good of young athletes who love to play it.”
More than 600 high school and youth football coaches, commissioners and medical experts will attend this year’s event.
Representing the Midstate will be Middle Tennessee Junior Football League corporate president Cliff Willis and Tennessee Youth Football Alliance president David Gamble.
Among subjects covered at the event are in-person training of Heads Up Tackling and Blocking techniques, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concussion recognition and response, heat and hydration protocols, instructions on proper helmet and pad fitting as well as sudden cardiac arrest protocols for 2015.
The second annual USA Football National Conference will take place this weekend, Feb. 21-22 at the Indiana Convention Center.