Safety is TCC’s number one priority and this is done across many factors including certified coaching, heads-up football which is a comprehensive program developed by USA Football to advance player safety, the way our program calls our plays and schemes, and providing top-of the line equipment to all players.
TCC uses Riddell helmets and shoulder pads. The gold standard across all football programs all the way up to the NFL. TCC provides Speedflex helmets, the most up to date innovative technology, to all our Varsity level players. Speed flex helmets provide max inertia absorption with integrated padding. Over time our plan is to have these available to all levels.
All TCC helmets at all levels qualify for a 5-star rating. These impact tests evaluate a helmet's ability to reduce linear and rotational acceleration of the head resulting from a range of head impacts a football player might see on the field. Helmets with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk for these impacts compared to helmets with less stars.
All helmets are certified and reconditioned annually. These practices, along with our 5-star rating, are well above the requirements set by NOCSAE, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment and well above most all other local youth tackle programs.
All coaches are provided first aid kits available at all practices and games. TCC invests to be sure at least one sideline medical care professional is in attendance and fully equipped at all games to allow for immediate attention in the event of any injury or evaluation that may be needed.
TCC is committed to keeping our players safe and to provide our families piece of mind.