The Generals Youth Football and Cheerleading Association is a next generation program by The Harris-Murphy Youth Foundation. We provide our student athletes with the opportunity to engage in competitive football and cheerleading. For the 2013 season, our Division 1 teams will be organized by 6U, 8U, 10U, and 12U teams, with ages spanning from 5 to 12 years of age. As we educate and train our student athletes with the fundamental and advanced skills to compete, we provide them a positive environment, while stressing both safety and sportsmanship. Skills vary from age to age, and the ability to master those skills varies from child to child. Our system of education is both age and maturity based, and tied to the unique needs of each student athlete.
By providing these competitive opportunities, combined with dynamic instruction, and coaching, we expect to achieve excellence in academics and on the field. The Generals Youth Football and Cheerleading Association will:
- compete in the Georgia Youth Football Conference (GYFC) for the 2013 season along with other GYFC teams.
- provide each player with full equipment that meets or exceeds all safety requirements of the Georgia Youth Football Conference and the Georgia High School Association.
- host clinics and give our coaches further access to new information on skills, techniques, game and practice planning in partnership with local middle and high school programs.
THE GENERALS YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING ASSOCIATION and THE GEORGIA YOUTH FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ADOPTING USA FOOTBALL’S
HEADS UP FOOTBALL PROGRAM FOR 2013 SEASON
The Generals Youth Football and Cheerleading Association is committed to ensuring a positive youth football experience and advancing player safety this fall by providing league-wide coaching education and teaching resources that benefit players, parents and coaches through USA Football’s Heads Up Football program.
USA Football is the official youth development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams.
Every football coach for The Generals Youth Football and Cheerleading Association will be trained in Heads Up Football techniques before leading their teams this season. All head coaches and assistant coaches for The Generals Youth Football and Cheerleading Association will complete USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course, which includes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting; and Heads Up Tackling techniques, which aim to take the head out of the line of contact.
Through Heads Up Football, a Player Safety Coach will be trained by USA Football to implement, evaluate and monitor Heads Up Football player safety protocols within our organization. Player Safety Coaches work with league commissioners, coaches, parents and players throughout the season to provide on-site clinics and mentoring to ensure that coaching and player safety best practices are used.
“Heads Up Football promotes a safer, better game,” USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. “We are proud to have The Generals Youth Football and Cheerleading Association join us in leading America’s youth football community through Heads Up Football, helping to set the highest standards of player safety and coaching education in any youth sport.”
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