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Helmet Safety and Proper Tackling Seminar Recap

NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation decided it was time to do something about the growing concern regarding the safety of football at all levels.

So they invited high school and youth coaches to a special, free two-hour seminar at Newport Beach High School on May 21.

The purpose was to show coaches the best ways to keep their players safe as possible by understanding how to use equipment properly and how to tackle safely.

USC Equipment Manager Todd Hewitt, a veteran of more than three decades in the NFL, talked on the proper use of equipment, specifically the helmet.

Former UCLA defensive back Bobby Hosea, a well respected teacher of tackling techniques, brought his program to the coaches.

Coaches Mike White (Cal, Illinois, Raiders) and Terry Donahue (UCLA), both members of the IMPACT Foundation, which sponsors the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, were also on hand to lend insight as was Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley.

“We were excited to bring this kind of information to local coaches,” said White.  “It’s important for all of us to recognize the challenges we face in this great game of football.”

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