Concussions are an important topic in all levels of football recently. Many studies conducted have found that concussions occur more frequently in practice than in games, this is most likely attributed to poor coaching and the selection of drills. To address the deficiency of coaches, all Upper Cape Spartans coaches are required to complete multiple certification courses which emphasize safety and concussion awareness.
The Upper Cape Spartans were selected by USA Football and the National Football League to serve as one of the first New England Youth programs to participate in USA Footballs “Heads Up Football” program. This program educates coaches, parents and players on proper tackling technique in order to guarantee the highest degree of safety for all participants. To learn more, click here.