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  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Player Signing at XFINITY

    Meet Texans tight end Ryan Griffin for autographs (3-4 PM) at XFINITY located at 517 S. Mason Road, Katy TX 77450.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Conn's Trick or Texans

    Meet Texans punter Shane Lechler at Conn's Trick or Texans event, where autographs will be available 5-6 PM. Located at Conn's at 12730 Fountain Lake Circle, Stafford TX 77477.

    Celebrities subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans cornerback Kareen Jackson (6-7 PM) at the FCCU located at 9100 Westview, Houston TX 77055.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans DE Christian Covington from 6-7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Fwy, 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plaus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in the Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans All Access 7-8 PM. Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT TORO's Kids Club Halloween Party

    Join TORO, Texans players, Cheerleaders, and TORO's Kids Club members for this year's superhero-themed Halloween Party!

    This event is for TORO's Kids Club members and their parents, but you can join TORO's Kids Club for free!

    RSVP: http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/kidsclub/cookiesandrookies.html

 
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Put Pride Aside for Player Safety

Public Service Announcement - Coaches are faced with tough choices when they suspect a player has a concussion. If a player is showing any signs of a concussion, remove the player; no matter how it affects your pride or your game plan.

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TACKLING

Proper tackle positioning - Learn the proper way to set up before making contact in this instructional video.

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Form tackling - Coach Bobby Hosea teaches players how to properly and effectively tackle without leading with the head.

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6-point progression - Coach Bobby Hosea teaches how to explode through your hips to keep the head out of the tackle.

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Breakdown position - This is the first step in teaching proper and safe tackling. It ensures better body control to keep the head out of the tackle.

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HELMET FITTING

How to remove the helmet - Helmets can sometimes be difficult to remove, especially for young players. Watch this video to teach your players how to remove the helmet so as to not change the initial proper fit and to minimize discomfort.

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Checking the proper fit - Stop guessing when it comes to determining a proper fit. Watch this video to learn precisely what a helmet should look like when it fits the player correctly.

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Sizing and putting on the helmet - A properly fitting helmet is a key step in reducing the risk of concussion. Watch this video to learn how to properly fit your players’ helmets.

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CONCUSSION AWARENESS

What is a concussion? - Watch this video to learn exactly what a concussion is. It’s not a structural problem; it’s a “software” problem that can’t be fixed with ice and tape. Learn more about the NFL's commitment to the health and safety of all athletes here.

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Symptoms of a concussion - Watch this video to make yourself aware of concussion symptoms. 

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What to do when a concussion occurs? - What do you do if a concussion occurs?  If you even think a player has a concussion, remove him or her from competition immediately. When in doubt, sit them out

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When can a player come back? - Playing with a concussion is dangerous. Don’t let, or encourage, your players to “tough it out." Non-athletic activities like studying can suffer if a concussion isn’t properly managed.

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Limiting concussions - Reduce the risk of concussions by ensuring a player’s helmet is well-maintained, fitting the helmet to the player properly, and teaching proper football fundamentals.

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