NCAA Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Oliver Luck will deliver the keynote address at next month's USA Football National Conference in Indianapolis. Other speakers include former Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy and ESPN Radio host Mike Golic.

January 21, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — The nation's largest event focused on youth and high school football player safety, education and injury prevention returns to Indianapolis in February 2015. USA Football, the sport's national governing body, is uniting more than 500 youth and high school coaches, athletic directors, commissioners and superintendents from across the United States on Feb. 21-22 at the Indiana Convention Center for the second annual USA Football National Conference.

NCAA Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs OLIVER LUCK will deliver the keynote address on Sunday, Feb. 22. Along with being a former NFL quarterback and father of current Indianapolis Colts quarterback ANDREW LUCK, Oliver Luck is a member of the inaugural College Football Playoff committee and served as athletic director at West Virginia University from 2010-14. Retired Indianapolis Colts head coach TONY DUNGY will kick off the conference Saturday, Feb. 21, joining a lineup of speakers that includes six-time NFL Executive of the Year BILL POLIAN and football parents CHRISTINE GOLIC and MIKE GOLIC alongside presentations from leaders in medicine, researchers and football experts with a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise.

The conference will provide attendees with insight on the latest research, best practices and recommendations for better and safer play while exploring trends within the football community.

“USA Football is a significant contributor to the sport's perpetual improvement and its evolution for the better, particularly in recent years,” Luck said. “Working in concert with medical and sport experts, this is an organization that has earned the trust of the football family from youth levels to the pros and everywhere in between. I look forward to speaking at the National Conference next month.”

“We are honored to have Oliver and other exceptional presenters share their insight with the hundreds of high school and youth football program leaders traveling to be with us in Indianapolis,” USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “Experts across medicine, research and sport continue to guide our work with their knowledge and the best available science to further raise standards in football and other sports for the good of young athletes.”

USA Football, with members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., conducts more than 200 football education and training events annually on high school and youth levels. More than 750 high schools and 5,500 youth football organizations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., registered for USA Football’s Heads Up Football® program in 2014. Heads Up Football provides nationally endorsed coaching education and teaching resources to benefit players, parents and coaches.

A complete list of speakers and presenters for the 2015 USA Football National Conference will be announced in the coming weeks.

About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football ( is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport to establish important standards rooted in education. USA Football advances coaching education and player skill development for safer play and positive experiences through athletics. Follow USA Football at or on Twitter @USAFootball.

Source: USA Football

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