Football safety doesn't start with the players. It starts with the coaches.
In order to create a safer environment on the field, coaches must have the proper knowledge so they can demonstrate and implement the proper techniques for their players. That's where the Houston Texans Coaches Summit presented by Academy comes in.
On Saturday, health and safety experts from Houston Methodist, Texas Children's Hospital and USA Football taught 250 youth and high school coaches about the importance of the Heads Up Football safety philosophy at NRG Stadium and the Houston Methodist Training Center.
Coaches learned about proper equipment fitting, heads up tackling and blocking techniques, concussion awareness, heat and hydration recognition, sudden cardiac arrest and the process to become a player safety coach for their respective football league.
In addition, Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye and Ambassadors JJ Moses and Fred Weary helped lead active demonstrations on the field.
For the fourth-consecutive season, the Houston Texans Foundation will donate $40,000 in grant funds to local youth hand high school football programs, and each coach in attendance is eligible to apply for a Texans equipment grant for up to $10,000.
Re-live the informative and fun event with the video above and the photos below.
Health and safety experts from Houston Methodist, Texas Children???s Hospital and USA Football taught 250 youth and high school coaches about the importance of the Heads Up Football safety philosophy.