Football moms in the Buckeye State have a chance to get educated about concussions, all part of an effort to keep their gridiron sons safe.
That’s because this week National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer invited about 600 Ohio mothers to the first-ever OSU NFL Moms Football Safety Clinic.
It is being held Aug. 1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic at Ohio State.
“We know how a parent feels when entrusting a child to a coach,” Goodell said in a letter to female NFL fans in Ohio. “All parents want to make sure that their child’s coach puts safety first and is educated in the most modern techniques designed to promote safe play and teach the skills needed to have fun.”
The clinic will give the mothers classroom instruction from leading health experts as well as on field training from OSU coaches and former players and USA Football representatives.
The seminar will also cover “Heads Up Football” tackling, concussion awareness, heat and hydration, and equipment fitting.