High School Football Programs



The Cleveland Browns, Ohio Lottery, University Hospitals, and Xenith Helmets are working together to improve the health and safety of young athletes by committing to become Heads Up certified!

The HELMETS program aims at advancing player safety in high school football by awarding high school football programs with $25,000 in new Xenith football helmets. As a prerequisite, programs must commit to enhancing player health and safety by enrolling in USA Football's medically endorsed Heads Up Football® program, which offers certification clinics to educate coaches about concussion recognition and response protocols, proper equipment fitting, Heads Up Tackling, Heads Up Blocking, heat emergency preparedness and hydration, and sudden cardiac arrest.


During the high school football season, you can nominate an Ohio high school to be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 athletic grant or $25,000 worth of new Xenith helmets. 16 high schools will receive $1,000 athletic grants, and 2 high schools will receive $25,000 worth of new helmets.


Heads Up Football is a program designed to protect the health and safety of student-athletes. Scholastic coach certification is made up of four courses and teaches concussion recognition & response, heat preparedness & hydration, sudden cardiac arrest, proper equipment fitting, shoulder tackling and blocking.

Heads Up certifications open at the USA Football National Conference in February 2019. University Hospitals will pay for the first 1,500 individuals to be certified.

Click here to learn how to register

Jarvis Landry surprises Warren G. Harding with new Xenith Helmets

Jarvis Landry took a trip to Warren G. Harding high school to surprise the football team with band new Xenith Helmets. The Helmets Program is able to donate $66k worth of helmets to Ohio Schools throughout the year in collaboration with the Cleveland Browns, Ohio Lottery, University Hospitals and Xenith.


High School Game of the Week

High School Game of the Week

Each week during the 2019 high school football season, the Browns (with the assistance of the High School Game of the Week panelists) will select one high school game in Northeast Ohio to be featured as the High School Game of the Week in association with LECOM.

GCFCA All-Star Game

The Cleveland Browns & University Hospitals presented the 46th Annual East-West High School All-Star Scholarship Football Game. Two Cleveland Browns players, Christian Kirksey and Duke Johnson, were coin toss captains during this annual event at John Carroll University (Don Shula Stadium).

The Browns are proud supporters of the Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association, click here to learn more.

Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner

The Inaugural Cleveland Browns Coaches Corner took place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. During this private minicamp practice, nearly 40 high schools throughout Northeast Ohio observed and learned various practice techniques, drills, skills and much more.

ATC Program

As part of the Cleveland Browns continued commitment to advance player safety in youth and high school football, the Browns and University Hospitals teamed up to place two certified athletic trainers at John Hay and James Ford Rhodes High Schools.

Read more here.