USA Football® and Physio-Control® have announced a multi-year partnership with Physio-Control as a sponsor of USA Football, their Heads Up Football®, and their U.S. National Team Program. Physio-Control plans to provide grants to make AEDs available to youth and high school football programs. Physio-Control will donate six USA Football Complete Solution Packages and 40 AED trainers to allow USA Football Master Trainers to demonstrate AEDs to league and school Player Safety Coaches.
USA Football’s Heads Up Football program is a complete compilation of resources and medically approved protocols designed to change and advance player safety when it comes to sudden cardiac arrest, concussion awareness and recognition, heat and hydration, proper tackling and blocking fundamentals, and the proper fitting of equipment. More than 5,500 youth leagues and 750 high schools participated in the program in 2014, which included 150,000 coaches and nearly 1 million players.
In 2015 Physio-Control is celebrating their 60 year milestone of manufacturing medical devices used by emergency medical services and hospitals worldwide. Since 1995 Physio-Control has been providing medical professionals quality and constant innovation in their products.
The recently concluded USA National Football Conference included a session on sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of sports fatalities among youth and teenage athletes. USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, along with partner Physio-Control, will provide education and resources aimed at saving young lives. Physio-Control’s LIFEPAK® CR Plus is the official AED of USA Football and Heads Up Football.