BCHS Athletics offering a “Football 101” for Moms
BAY MINETTE, Alabama – Ever wonder why the official is throwing those yellow flags? Do you know what your son does on the play “5 zone?” Do you want to learn some basics about football?
You are probably not alone.
Baldwin County High School Coach Nathan McDaniel will be offering a Football 101 during a special “Mom’s Night Out” event. The program will meet 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 28 at the school’s field house.
Coach McDaniel, his wife Tamara, BCHS football staff and the athletic trainers will be on hand to answer those questions and more. The event is open to moms who have children who are currently or are considering playing tackle football at the high school, middle school or youth league levels. These clinics will include classroom instruction on proper equipment fitting, concussion awareness and the heads up tackling technique.
One of the sessions will include on-field drills so moms should come dressed in active wear (tennis shoes and athletic apparel). A T-shirt will be provided. There is a $10 charge and participation is limited. Moms must pre-register and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in will begin at 5 p.m. and beverages will be provided.
“This is a great event for local mothers to learn the proper techniques of hitting, equipment fitting, hydration and safety; basically anything you need for your child to be a football star,” McDaniel said. “We are informing mothers on warning signs of concussions, the symptoms and then what to do if your child has suffered a concussion.”
McDaniel said the clinic will include some on-the-field training to help the mother better understand all aspects of the game. “This helps bring the parents down on the field and educates them on the sport itself. Teaching the mothers the tackling techniques gives them a better understanding for what their sons are doing, as well as educating them on the proper technique.”
BCHS is at 1 Tiger Drive and the field house is located in the back of the campus. For more details, or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 251-937-2341.