The Atlanta Falcons hosted their first youth football safety clinic for 176 mothers last week — and it was a great success! The Moms Clinic was held at Kings Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta, but mothers came from across metro Atlanta to participate in the event. The purpose of the clinic was to educate mothers on the sport safety side of football–focusing on concussion symptoms, proper tackling techniques and correct fitting of helmets and pads while teaching them more about the game. Kids & Pros participated in the event by helping to host the forums for women — Buddy Curry moderated the first forum –which featured panelists: USA Football Heads Up Manager Michael Haynes, Falcons neurologist Kaveh Khajavi, and Brian Parker of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, to talk about different sport safety subjects.
Kids & Pros’ own Dawn Curry, was a panelist on the second forum, a Q & A with professional players’ wives and moms, to get an inside look on the game and how they handled sports safety issues.
Then the Moms took to the field, for an on-field demonstration with Kids & Pros coaches, and former, and current NFL players–to learn USA Football’s Heads Up Football SM Techniques.
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AP story – http://bigstory.ap.org/article/falcons-teach-mothers-about-youth-football-dangers