MADISON — Madison Junior Football (MJF) invites parents of current and prospective players (Grades K-8) and all interested area residents to its upcoming parent safety clinic on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Madison Community House, 25 Cook Avenue.
Speakers will include parents of current football players, a representative from the Riddell equipment company, MJF President Tom Leck and board member Scott Spelker, all of whom will discuss the many initiatives taken by MJF to maintain a safe environment for all players.
MJF has always been at the forefront of safety in the Morris County Youth Football League. MJF was one of the first programs in the county to join the nationally-acclaimed USA Football organization, which requires a three-hour certification program and test. The USA football program focuses on “heads up” tackling to avoid helmet to helmet contact and to make the game safer for all participants. Every MJF coach is USA Football certified.
Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments and check out the equipment worn by the players during the season. This will include the Riddell InSite Smart Helmets its seventh and eighth-grade teams have been using for three years and that the sixth-grade team began using last season.
The InSite helmets have multiple sensors to detect hard impact. We will learn how the system notifies coaches of high impact hits and the protocol followed to ensure player safety. MJF was the first youth program in NJ use the InSite System and has been featured in several promotional videos by Riddell.
To register for the parent safety clinic email: [email protected]. Refreshments will be provided.