In an effort to promote player safety at an early age, USA Football is planning to teach youth coaches at a master trainer workshop March 2-3 in Indianapolis.
USA Football will instruct 21 Master Trainers, including some of the top high school football coaches in the nation as well as former NFL and college players. This group will then teach the Heads Up Football program to youth league leaders across the country.
One of the Master Trainers will be Broomfield, Colo. Legacy High School head Coach Wayne Voorhees, who will attend the clinic in Indianapolis.
Voorhees has been a high school football coach for 20 years, including 10 as a head coach at Legacy High School in Broomfield, Colo., where he is 50-27 with nine playoff appearances. A social studies and business teacher, he was the Denver Broncos’ 2011 nominee for the NFL Don Shula Coach of the Year Award. Voorhees has directed the Broncos’ NFL High School player Development program for the past eight years and has been part of the Broncos’ NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament staff for five years.
“Youth football leagues in our region have a tremendous opportunity in 2013 to adopt USA Football’s Heads Up Football program,” Broncos Head Coach John Fox said. “USA Football has earned my trust – they put the safety of our youth first and offer the training that coaches need to be exceptional teachers. Wayne Voorhees is part of Heads Up Football because, like the Broncos, he is committed to raising youth football’s standards.”