USA Football Information & Courses

Updated Thursday March 16, 2017 by Grayslake Colts Football, Cheer & Dance Association.

Shoulder Tackle Course

One system. All levels of play - from youth into the pros.


Working with the AFCA, NFL, Seattle Seahawks and USA Rugby, USA Football has created a brand new, in depth training course* designed to unify the tackle space and eliminate confusion over terminology and techniques.

Focused on teaching principles that reduces helmet contact and increases the chances of bringing the ball-carrier to the ground faster, USA Football's Shoulder Tackling course is a comprehensive, unified approach to tackling.

*Please note: This course does not fulfill Heads Up Football requirements. If you need to fulfill your Heads Up Football requirement, high school coaches may take the Blocking, Tackling and Equipment Fitting course (1 of 4) on and youth coaches may take the course on


What to expect

Explore a consistent and unified
approach to tackling

"To me it has nothing to do with what level you are playing at it's just the right way to tackle. We really think we are seeing the future of football in shoulder tackling."

Pete Carroll
Head Coach, Seattle Seahawks


Take USA Football's complimentary
Shoulder Tackling Course today.


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