Youth Football

The Cleveland Browns are dedicated to increasing player health and safety at the youth and high school levels. Through camps, clinics and other football-based initiatives, the team promotes healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for participation and education through our youth football platform.    

Created by USA Football, the official youth development partner of the NFL and the Cleveland Browns, Heads Up Football℠ is a comprehensive collection of resources, programs, applications and promotions to create change and address the complex challenges of player health and safety in youth and high school football.

The Heads Up program requires coaches to become certified through USA Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 Coaching Certification Course. Through the program, coaches are educated about concussion awareness and response protocols, equipment fitting, Heads Up Tackling℠ techniques and heat emergency preparedness and hydration.

Are your coaches Heads Up certified? To find out, and learn more about Heads Up Football, visit