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Concussion and Head Injury Policy

As part of the mandatory safety program of the Fairfax County Youth Football League, Alexandria Titans Youth Football (ATYF) is an enrolled member of USA Football. 

Pursuant with enrollment in USA Football all ATYF coaches will obtain USA Football Head Up Tackling certification.  This requires the completion of an online training module which includes courses on;

  • Concussion recognition and response
  • Heat Preparedness and Hydration
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Proper Equipment Fitting, and
  • Proper Tacking and Blocking Technique


Further, ATYF adheres to the USA Football guidelines on returning players to the field of play that sustain a head injury on or off the field.  Including, that no child who has sustained an injury, regardless of the circumstance or location of the injury, may physically participate in any practice, game, or other activity without prior written approval by a physician evaluating and clearing the child for active participation.  In addition, for head injuries the child must also complete the USA Football return to play procedure before participating in full contact practices or games.  For more information on USA Football’s Heads Up program please visit www.usafootball.org.

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