The Chicago Bears conducted a free safety clinic for over 100 mothers of Chicago-area youth football players on Tuesday, September 8 in the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall as part of the team's Back to Football Week festivities.
The interactive and educational forum gave the moms a chance to learn about health and safety, including facts on concussion awareness, heat and hydration, and Heads Up Tackling techniques.
Special guests included Bears chairman George H. McCaskey and former players James "Big Cat" Williams, Alfonso Boone, Mike Richardson, Ahmad Merritt, Eric Wright and Anthony Morgan.
The group of mothers were addressed by concussion specialist Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth, Chicago Bears equipment manager Tony Medlin and Athletico trainer Mike Schroeder on how to take proper precautions and create a better safer game for our youth.
A panel consisting of Heads Up Football Advisory Committee member and football mom Christine Golic, The Chicagoland Youth Football League President Geoff Meyer and Bears Alum James "Big Cat" Williams answered questions the moms had on various topics pertaining to football safety.
After presentations and panel discussions, the moms took the field to learn Heads Up Tackling technique first hand from USA Football Master Trainer Anthony Stone.
For more information about Heads Up Football, please visit USAFootball.com.