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Montana Moms Learn Football Safety from the Pros

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The Atlanta Falcons made some new fans in Montana Tuesday night.

Employees and even players from the team traveled to Livingston to host a Mom's Football Safety Clinic.

They are gridiron moms learning the ropes of football, both how to play and how to stay safe.

"There's a lot of little things that mothers aren't aware of, which they need to be informed on,” said Shann Schillinger, a former Griz safety. “Little things such as, are the pads the right size? Does the helmet fit correctly?"

"What we want to do is look for a decent fit. I want to secure his face mask, and have him move his head from side to side."

Hundreds of moms with kids who play football attended Tuesday night's Mom's Football Safety Clinic hosted by the Atlanta Falcons.

One of those mothers included Hillary Taylor who has a daughter interested in putting on the pads.

"I want to learn more about what we need to watch for to keep the kids safe, and to avoid permanent injuries to the brain," Taylor said.

Taylor was able to talk about keeping her daughter safe with Chris Golic.

Golic is the wife of former NFL player, Mike Golic who now works for ESPN.

"I've been in their shoes, and I've gone through where they're headed,” Golic said. “I feel like if I could share my information and my experiences, it's always nice to talk with another mom about those things."

The moms were able to go outside and get some practice in with the help of some current Falcons players.

At the end of the night they went home as pros knowing how to play the game and how to insure their kid's safety.

"At the end of the day, the safety of the kid is most important,” said Justin Green, running backs coach for the Griz. “We want the kid to be able to lay in high school. For my level, I want to be able to recruit them for college. So for him, the safest he can be and understanding how that stuff works is the best way for him to not have any injuries."


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