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Safety First at CYF 

Cleveland Warriors Youth Football makes every effort to minimize risk on our practice and playing fields and ensure that injured players receive proper treatment and fully recover from any injuries.

Here are some guidelines we follow:

  • All coaches receive concussion and safety training, and our teams follow a written concussion protocol for returning athletes to play.
  • All players receive up-to-date equipment including Guardian Caps for use in practice (the white cap on helmets in photo above). Guardian Caps have reduced concussions in the NFL by 52%. 
  • USA Football's Heads Up Football: We teach safe play and tackling/blocking to our players. 
  • Baseline concussion testing is required for all seventh and eighth graders before play begins. This can help medical professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions when they occur