Posted November 19, 2013

Roger Goodell and Chiefs CEO to host safety clinic for moms of youth football players

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Several Chiefs players will conduct a "Heads Up tackling session" for the mothers so they can learn more about the health and safety of the game as it pertains to youth football. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Several Chiefs players will conduct a “Heads Up tackling session” at the clinic. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt will host a free health and safety clinic for mothers of youth football players in December at the team’s indoor practice field at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex.

According to the report from Rachel Santschi of KCChiefs.com, the seminar-style discussion, led by medical professionals, will be held on Dec. 3 and focus on concussions and proper nutrition. Representatives from the healthcare sector will then have a Q&A session with the mothers.

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Several players from the Chiefs reportedly will be on hand to participate in a personalized “Heads Up tackling session.” The event will also have wives of former NFL players on hand.

A report last week showed that the Pop Warner youth football league saw a 9.5 percent drop in enrollment from 2010. A former Pittsburgh Steelers neurosurgeon whose son plays in Pop Warner said he believes the decline is due to the growing concern about head injuries in the sport.

A recent poll that surveyed more than 1,000 Americans showed that 40 percent of them support a ban on contact football before high school.

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