Jacksonville Moms and Sons Take the Field

Jaguars Mom ClinicHow did you spend your Saturday?  For 130+ Jacksonville moms, they spent the day learning about and playing football.

The Jacksonville Jaguars once again partnered with USA Heads Up Football for the second annual Moms Football Safety Clinic.  The clinic provides moms with important information such as proper equipment fitting and concussion awareness as well as gets moms out on the field to practice Heads Up Tackling and other football-related drills.

This year, the mom-only event included something different:  Sons.

While the participating moms appreciated the information and insight, it was the mother-son bonding that made it a day to remember.  “That relationship between the mother and the son, and the son wanting to bring the mother out to something that the father would normally come to, it’s pretty cool,” said Alycia Williams in an interview with the Times-Union.

“The young men out here really love and respect their moms; this is just an area that brings them together,”said Darrell Sutherland, USA Football Master Trainer, in the Times-Union article.  “It’s really to try and help moms feel a little bit better about the whole process of playing football, just so they have a better understanding…You’re trusting coaches with your sons, this is what we’re teaching the coaches.”

Although these moms played hard during the clinic, it isn’t their performance on the field that seems to matter in the eyes of the young football players. According to the Times-Union article, Williams’s son Malcolm, a 6th grade running back and wide receiver, rates his mother as “a 10” as a football fan.  “In high school, my brother played and she was really supportive to get him to motivate himself to strive better,” he said.   “She’s always really supportive.”

Click here to read the entire Times-Union article.



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