CEO/Founder Tim Johnson created Head Impact Prevention Football League, Inc., which changes the way we approach and play the game. Tim applied his 6 year NFL experience directly to HIP Football and will share his knowledge across the entire spectrum of football as the game continues to evolve. HIP has changed the type of helmet and shoulder pads players wear, in an attempt to address the concussion issue that plagues the football community. By removing the facemask from the helmet, HIP has taken a level of violence out of the game, allowing your child to become a smarter and healthier student athlete, while preserving their brain and body for the future. HIP Football is 11 vs 11 football as you know it, just emphasizing no head to head contact, 2-hand tag (hip/side), no tackling. It’s key that football is taught in a full team environment which includes all 11 positions on both sides of the ball. HIP football allows all participants to play the game at a fast pace while learning proper alignment, assignment and technique through consistent repetitions and film study. These mental skills will carry over to the playing field producing smarter football players. Maintaining a healthy mind and body throughout the learning process is key and important to your child’s success at home, in the classroom, on the field and in the community. HIP translates to 11 man tackle football better than any other alternative in existence.