RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, in partnership with USA Football, will host a free Mom's Football Safety Clinic on Monday, June 27 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 techniques of tackling and blocking, proper equipment fitting, heat and hydration tips, sudden cardiac arrest protocols, concussion awareness 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, Seattle Seahawks
- Dr. Leah Concannon, sports and spine physician and clinical assistant professor at University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Paul Johns, Director of Youth Football/Legends Program, Seattle Seahawks
- Traci Schneider, spouse of Seahawks Executive Vice President/General Manager John Schneider and mom
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.
Visit Seahawks.com/momclinic for more information and to register.
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; sudden cardiac arrest protocol; 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 1,500 high schools participated in Heads Up Football in 2015. 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.