La Mirada Pop Warner Player Safety
La Mirada Pop Warner together with the Orange Empire Conference (OEC), have teamed up with USA Football to help further educate coaches, players, and parents on comprehensive solutions for a better and safer game.
The program offers 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. Each organization is required to have a Player Safety Coach (PSC) to oversee and implement the Heads Up Football Program.
The 4 Elements
HEADS UP FOOTBALL educates coaches, parents, and players on four key elements to enhance player safety:
1) Concussion Recognition and Response
2) Equipment Fitting
3) Heat Preparedness & Hydration
4) Heads Up Tackling
LMPW is 100% committed to player safety.
La Mirada Pop Warner Football Coaches are required to go through several training processes prior to the season starting.
Click the icons below for more information on the online training they receive.
USA FOOTBALL - Heads Up Football Training - Certificate of completion required
Heads Up Football - Heads Up Football Information
CDC Concussion Training - Certificate of completion required
Valid CPR and First Aid is required for all Head Coaches plus 1 other staff member per team
Several mandatory Association and Conference in person meetings to go over safety protocol and rules
Yearly Background checks are required by all staff volunteers each year
La Mirada Pop Warner takes safety very seriously and as a board, we are committed to making sure that our league and community take all the precautions necessary to ensure these rules are enforced and that our coaches, players, and parents are prepared and committed to the Heads Up Football Program.