Many youth football moms are used to watching their kids from the sidelines, but on Thursday night, they got a taste of the action, as the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation hosted its second annual Moms Football Safety Clinic.
The three-hour event, which took place at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium, included a mix of information sessions and hands-on activities for the 300 moms in attendance.
Things got underway with presentations from Patriots coaching staff and other experts, including Strength and Conditioning Coach Harold Nash and Head Athletic Trainer Jim Whalen. The moms learned about a number of topics, such as the importance of strength training, how to properly fit a helmet, and how to prevent and identify concussions. They also got information on cardiac arrest and emergency preparedness for their children’s sports teams.
“Those are specialties that I don’t have access to,” said mom-of-four Gina Giramma. “I know about nutrition and that kind of stuff, but the other information was important.” patriots.com