Northeast Georgia moms learn from Moms Football Safety Clinic

The Atlanta Falcons hosted a Moms Football Safety Clinic at Evans High School in the northeast part of the state on Tuesday.

The clinic for the second straight year was led by former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry and was helped by former Atlanta players Bobby Butler and Ken Oxendine and current players defensive linemen Cliff Matthews and Malliciah Goodman.

The clinic showed 87 moms the principles of the Heads Up Football program, including proper tackling techniques, equipment fitting and hydration education.

"This is an extension, this is the next step," Curry told the Augusta (Georiga) Chronicle. "The kids are going to do what the coaches and moms tell them. Coaches need to understand they can't coach the way they were coached. They have to be a student of the game. They have to change, and that's a tough thing. And the moms can be a big facilitator."

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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