Oakland Raiders Hosting Heads Up Football Clinic


May 26, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson (33) carries the ball under the supervision of running backs coach Bernie Parmalee at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With concussions being a major issue in modern football, the NFL has partnered with Heads Up Football to promote a safer game at the youth level to encourage the future of the sport going forward. Something that the Oakland Raiders will be taking their part in next week as they are hosting a parents’ clinic to further inform and spread the message when it comes to safer youth football being played in the Bay Area.

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On Sunday, July 12 the Raiders will be hosting a clinic at their Alameda HQ, opening their doors to those who want to be further informed about the Heads Up Football program. An initiative headed by USA Football to promote safer play that limits the risk for concussions for young football players by teaching proper tackling technique as well as teaching coaches (and parents) how to properly diagnose a concussion so if it happens a player will not be placed in danger by continuing to play.

According to a press release on the Raiders official website the clinic will involve information on proper hydration, concussion awareness and equipment fitting in an attempt to make the game just a little bit safer for children who choose to play the game. Kaiser medical pros will also be on hand at the clinic in addition to representatives from the Raiders organization according to the team.

From Raiders.com

"The Oakland Raiders, in partnership with USA Football, will be hosting a Parents’ Football Safety Clinic on Sunday, July 12, 2015. This unique opportunity allows moms and dads to learn firsthand from Kaiser medical professionals, hear from NFL club and USA Football representatives, and hit the field for drills. Centered on USA Football’s Heads Up initiative, this FREE clinic stresses the importance of league certification and tackling techniques.The Parents’ Clinic will provide valuable information and insight on the efforts being made to make the game of football a better and safer game from the youth up to the professional level. Topics discussed during the clinic will cover concerns addressed by parents who are considering or have children that play youth football. These topics include heat & hydration, concussion awareness, and proper equipment fitting and will be covered in a class-room setting. Participants will also receive on-field training – learning the proper tackling technique being taught by youth football coaches nationwide.Parents’ Clinic Details:Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PMCheck-in begins: 11:30 AMLocation: Oakland Raiders Practice Facility, 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502"

Those who wish to attend the event can do so on the Raiders website, registrations are sure to fill up so members of the Raider Nation who want to be informed on how to make the game safer for their kids should do so quickly.