Wake County football coaches receive safety training

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Wake County middle and high school football coaches know that safety is paramount when it comes to their players. (WTVD)

Wake County middle and high school football coaches know that safety is paramount when it comes to their players.

Dick Adams from USA Football came to Cary High School on Wednesday to remind coaches of safe practices and to promote situational awareness.

Adams is a former football coach from Fairfax County, Virginia. His "Heads Up" workshop began with classroom sessions and reminders of proper equipment fitting.

After, there was a drill in the gym for the coaches.

"We'll take them through an interactive session of Heads Up tackling and Heads Up blocking," Adams said. "We have a lot of fun. The coaches will coach themselves, work at what they do best, that is, educating and teaching each other."

The workshop is like a one-day camp for coaches, who can then use their refreshed skills when they return to their teams and help student-athletes excel and prevent avoidable injuries.

The bottom line of the workshop is to assure that coaches will react quickly to situations that might seriously hurt young athletes, and that they will work to prevent injuries on the field.

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