NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The NFL Scouting Combine was not the only football event taking place in Indianapolis over the past weekend, USA Football's 2015 National Conference was held at the Indiana Convention Center Feb. 20-22.
The Titans were one of 16 NFL organizations represented at the conference that aimed to promote the education of player safety and wellness issues.
"As a partner in the efforts to promote the Heads Up Football program, the Titans share the passion for education and determination to create a better, safer game for the youth football community throughout the state of Tennessee," said Evan Lindsey, Southeast Regional Manager for USA Football.
The event, the largest of its kind in the country, focused on Heads Up Tackling and Blocking techniques, concussion management protocols, heat and hydration awareness, proper equipment fitting and current trends affecting the game of youth football. More than 600 youth football commissioners and high school administrators from all 50 states attended the conference, including several representatives from Tennessee. Participants were also able to attend regional breakout sessions to share best practices and on-field teaching demonstrations to help ensure a safer experience for the game's youngest players.
In an effort to further promote player safety and wellness in youth football, the Titans, in partnership with USA Football, will host a Heads Up Informational Session and Player Safety Clinic at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Saturday, March 21.
"The Titans' commitment to the initiatives of USA Football is second to none. Their staff's dedication to providing the youth of today with the best possible environment to better themselves is something we should all strive for," added Lindsey.
The event is free and open to all area youth football leagues, middle and high school programs. Registration for the event can be completed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.