Greenwood football program works to improve safety
For Hub City Times
GREENWOOD – The Greenwood Football program has received a grant to purchase equipment to improve the safety of its athletes.
Grant funds were used for equipment to “reduce player contact, reduce the risk of concussion, and overall player protection.”
The program was awarded a $3,000 grant for assistance with its program needs through the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) offers grants to Wisconsin high school football programs. The purpose of the grant is to supplement high school football budgets with an emphasis on the health and well-being of the students participating in state high school programs.
The WFCA Grant is designed to enhance programs beyond what a typical budget will cover. Elements such as player safety, injury prevention, and concussion protocol are examples of items the WFCA would entertain and apply weight to in determining recipients of a WFCA Grant.
Any Wisconsin high school football program can apply for the WFCA Grant.
Significance was applied to schools with a yearly budget or three-year average budget under $3,000. Head Coach Chris Schmitz applied for the grant as a member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
With funds from the WFCA Grant, the Greenwood Football Program was able to update equipment for the protection of the players including Guardian caps for the entire team, hand pads, tackle dummies, two sling tackle balls, and padded girdles.