Colts host clinic to teach moms about youth football safety

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Colts hosted the first-ever Mom’s Football Safety Clinic at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on Sunday.

USA Football’s Heads Up representatives taught the moms how to help train their children to stay safe on the field. Trainers told parents how to help coach their children to have the proper form when playing to help avoid injuries.

The moms also learned the importance of proper tackling techniques.

Colts quarterback Chandler Harnish and his mother, LeAnn, spoke to the mothers about the important values children can learn by playing sports.

Christine Golin, the Heads Up spokeswoman and wife of ESPN commentator Mike Golic, also stressed how important it is for children to learn to be a part of the team.

The experts answered mothers’ questions and took time to speak to them individually.

Several mothers there said they left the event feeling better prepared to take care of their children while they play sports.

Heads Up officials said concussion symptoms include:

  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Concentration or memory problems

For more information on the Heads Up program, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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