Jets host event for moms of youth football players Dan Leberfeld



The New York Jets will host mothers of local youth football players for the second Moms Football Safety Clinic from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 11th, at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J. Additionally, the clinic will contain components of USA Football’s Heads Up Football.

USA Football master trainer Chris Cappazuto and assistant master trainer Emmanuel Capers will lead the group in proper equipment fittings and Heads Up Football instruction. Dr. Dean Padavan and Dr. Tim Leier from Atlantic Health will lead the discussion on concussion and sports injury prevention. Mary Finckenor, CSSD from Atlantic Health will speak about the importance of proper nutrition and hydration.

Created and administered by USA Football, Heads Up Football establishes important standards in coaching education, concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and hydration, equipment fitting and proper tackling fundamentals. The program is designed to further the game’s development, inspire participation and ensure a better, safer experience for players at youth and high school levels.

More than 5,500 youth football organizations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., representing approximately 150,000 coaches and nearly 1 million players have registered for the Heads Up Football program this season. More than 750 high schools spanning 44 states have registered for the program this season as well.

New York Jets Heads Up Football Moms Clinic Itinerary:

9:00-10:00 a.m. Registration

10:05-10:10 a.m. Moms to Auditorium & Welcome

10:10-11:10 a.m. Informational Session; Dr. Padavan, Dr. Leier, Mary Finckenor, CSSD (Atlantic Heath)

11:10-11:30 a.m. Heads Up Football Program; Chris Cappazuto and Emmanuel Capers, USA Football

11:30-11:45 a.m. Field house – Proper Equipment Fitting; Chris Cappazuto and Emmanuel Capers, USA Football

11:45-12:15 p.m. Field house – for Heads Up Football Instruction, USA Football staff

12:15 p.m. Clinic Ends

For more information or to register, visit