BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is one site for the Heads Up Football Clinics that the NFL’s Carolina Panthers are hosting this month for area football moms.
The clinic, which runs from 6-8 p.m. on June 21, is free to mothers when they register online by clicking HERE. It provides moms whose children are interested in playing tackle football with the latest information about player safety and other important information. Across the Carolinas, the clinics are being held in conjunction with USA Football, the national governing body of the sport and the Panthers’ youth football development partner.
Registration space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a $250 donation made to the school or organization with the highest number of participating moms.
Carolina Panthers athletic training staff will discuss concussion recognition and a parent’s role while also covering hydration and prevention of heat-related illness. USA Football master trainers will educate moms on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting while a Panthers alumni player will discuss football basics, including rules and player positions.
Following classroom instruction, the clinic in Boone will move out to the field at Kidd Brewer Stadium for hands-on instruction from the USA Football master trainers regarding the latest tackling.
Participants will receive an official Carolina Panthers Moms’ Clinic event T-shirt. Snacks and water will be provided.