USA Football’s Protection Tour Connects the Fun of Football with Education

By Zach Sterrett | Posted 6/19/2019

The USA Football Protection Tour kicks off Sunday, June 23, in Philadelphia – the first of six stops in 2019. Presented by Riddell, the Protection Tour offers a unique opportunity for boys and girls already playing the game as well as those just starting out. The series of events delivers expert-driven football and player safety information to youth players, parents and coaches, including proper tackling techniques, concussion education and equipment fitting.

The free, three-hour, single day events at NFL stadiums and practice facilities for kids age 5 to 14 provides instruction on several components of USA Football’s Heads Up Football Program, incorporates non-contact, age-appropriate drills aligned with the Football Development Model and gives kids the chance to meet NFL players and mascots.

Additionally, Riddell offers an interactive session to teach players, parents and coaches how to properly fit an athlete’s helmet, so if you have a helmet – bring it. If not, a Riddell representative will still fit you for one and send you home with measurements to share with your league for the upcoming season.

When you’re at a Protection Tour event, we’d love to see your photos and videos, so please connect with us via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and post using #ProtectionTour.

Here’s the 2019 Protection Tour schedule. Registration is currently open for the Philadelphia and San Francisco events. Click here to register. [Note: To register, participants need a USA Football account, which is created at no cost at this link.]

  • Philadelphia Eagles, June 23, 12-3 p.m., NovaCare Complex, 1 NovaCare Way, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • San Francisco 49ers, June 28, 5-8 p.m., Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, California
  • Los Angeles Chargers, July 27, 12:30-3:30 p.m.., Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, California
  • New York Giants, August 10, 6-9 p.m., MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Indianapolis Colts, August 23, 5-8 p.m., Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, 7001 W 56th St., Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Minnesota Vikings, TBD