Safety is always Our First Priority

As a member of Greenwich Youth Football League, The Bulldogs operate under the guidelines of Pop Warner Football and USA Football. 

Steps that are taken by GYFL to minimize injuries:


  • “HEADS UP” football techniques which helps kids keep their heads out of hard contact in tackling and blocking
  • The elimination of kickoffs and special team plays where most concussions occur
  • Defensive formations to minimize high impact contacts near the line of scrimmage
  • Limiting contact to only 25% of practices
  • Requiring that any player who suffers a suspected head injury receive medical clearance from a concussion specialist before returning to play.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

Greenville, SC, March 2017

More than 2,500 HS players monitored

“HEADS UP” Players:

* 33% reduction in concussions during games & practices
* 40% reduction for games only
* 27% faster recovery rate

Fairfax County, VA Public Schools

10th Largest School District in US

Since employing HEADS UP Techniques in 2013

* 43.3% drop in concussions
* 23.9% drop in injuries

University of Iowa Health Care Study, February 2017

Nearly 3,800 youth players studied

“It turned out that flag players had higher rates of injuries (than tackle players) and that the difference in concussion and other serious injuries were really no different” Dr. Andrew Peterson, Lead Researcher