RENTON, Wash.> - The Seattle Seahawks, in partnership with USA Football, will host a free Moms Football Safety Clinic on Monday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. The event is free but all participants must register in advance at Seahawks.com/momclinic.
The two-hour clinic will provide an overview for moms whose children are interested in playing football including the proper techniques of tackling, equipment fitting, hydration, safety and nutrition. The first hour will be conducted in a classroom setting and the second hour will include interactive drills down on the field.
Speakers include the following:
- Tom Bainter, Head Coach, Bothell High School and USA Football Heads Up Master Trainer
- Michele Clarke-Mason, Nutritionist, Seahawks
- Paul Johns, Director of Youth Football/Alumni, Seahawks
- Dr. Brian Krabak, local concussion expert
- John Miller, Assistant Executive Director, WIAA and USA Football Heads Up Master Trainer
- Roman Oben, Director of Youth Football, NFL
- Traci Schneider, spouse of Seahawks General Manager John Schneider and mom
- Constance Trufant, mom with three sons who played football at every level
Parking will be available in the CenturyLink Field Event Center garage for a fee of $7.
Participants are encouraged to wear athletic gear in order to participate in the on-field interactive drills. All attendees will receive a free t-shirt.
About USA Football's Heads Up Football program
Created and administered by USA Football, Heads Up Football is a comprehensive youth and high school coaching education program endorsed and supported by the NFL and more than three dozen medical, child advocacy and sport organizations.
The initiative was launched in 2013 with a $1.5 million grant from the NFL Foundation. The core elements of the program are: coaching certification; Heads Up Tackling, which is designed to reduce helmet contact; Player Safety Coaches; proper equipment fitting; CDC-approved concussion recognition and response; and hydration and heat emergency preparedness.
More than 5,500 youth football leagues in all 50 states in addition to nearly 1,000 high schools participated in Heads Up Football in 2014. USA Football, the sport's national governing body, educates more youth and high school football coaches combined than any organization in the United States.
Visit www.usafootball.com for more information.