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New Player Safety Standards in Pelham Youth Football


The 2018 Pelham Youth Football season has started, and we couldn't be more excited! Make sure your player comes to practice ready to go with their equipment and a water bottle (it's hot out there).

2018 Pelham Football
This Week's Events

PYF is proactively adapting to the new techniques and initiatives being incorporated in the sport on all competitive levels. These include:

  • Safety components and methods certified by USA Football’s Heads Up program (usafootball.com/headsup)
  • Limited periods of full-contact activity in practice during the regular season
  • New blocking and tackling mechanics, including the “Hawk” style of tackling, designed to reduce helmet contact - same method implemented by Pelham’s Varsity program
  • All tackle football players are issued state of the art helmets – the Schutt Vengeance DCT
  • All players are required to wear the Guardian Cap soft shell helmet cover in practices and games, engineered to reduce impact by up to 33%
  • Coaches educated in concussion recognition and response
  • Practices are regularly attended by an EMT and a PYF-acquired AED is present at all practices

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