Kicking Off Parents Clinic at AT&T Stadium
The Dallas Cowboys once again teamed up with Baylor Scott & White Health to host a free football safety clinic for more than 500 parents on Saturday, August 19th before the first home preseason game against the Colts. The clinic included information on USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, education on proper equipment fitting, concussion awareness and sports nutrition.
As part of the event, parents actually stepped on the field themselves to practice Heads Up Tackling techniques and heard from numerous guests including: Baylor Scott & White Health medical professional Dr. Erin Reynolds, with the Neuropsychology Services at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation; former Dallas Cowboys player Raghib “Rocket” Ismail; Dr. Lana Frantzen, Vice President of Health & Wellness for Dairy MAX and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program; as well as Michelle Witten – the wife of Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and mother of two young football players. Representatives from USA Football were also on hand to address the parents.
The NFL hosted its first Moms Clinic in partnership with Ohio State University in 2013. Saturday marked the fourth annual football safety clinic the Cowboys have hosted for parents and kids in conjunction with preseason.
In addition to their participation in the clinic, each parent also had the opportunity to register a child of football playing age (age 7-11) for a free PLAY 60 youth football clinic that will occur simultaneously to the parents’ instruction session. The parents then hit the fields themselves following the panel discussion.
Additionally, parents who pre-registered to attend the clinic received two (2) complimentary tickets to the Dallas Cowboys versus Oakland Raiders game on August 26. Complimentary breakfast, lunch, a gift bag and a special event t-shirt were also provided to each parent and youth participant.