FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- - The New York Jets and M&T Bank will host more than 100 area football parents for a free Heads Up Football clinic on November 14 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. The clinic will be held in conjunction with USA Football, the national governing body of the sport and the Jets’ youth football development partner.

Parents in attendance will gain instruction from USA Football Master Trainer Vinny DiGaetano, as well as Jets Legends Eric Smith and Tony Richardson. Created by USA Football, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Heads Up Football advances health and safety protocols and on-field fundamentals, including:

  • Proper equipment fitting
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response
  • Sudden cardiac arrest protocols
  • Heat preparedness and hydration protocols from the Korey Stringer Institute
  • Shoulder tackling and blocking

Heads Up Football establishes important evidence-based practices through a comprehensive approach to teach and play the sport. The American College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, among other leaders in athletics and medicine, support the education-based program.

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WHO:               More than 100 parents of youth and high school players

                        USA Football Master Trainer, Vinny DiGaetano

                        Jets Legends, Eric Smith and Tony Richardson

                        NFL Vice President of Youth Football, Roman Oben

                        Sports Nutritionist, Mary Finckenor

                        M&T Bank Senior Vice President Eugene Sheehy

WHAT:      New York Jets Parents Clinic

 WHEN:             Tuesday, November 14, 2017

                                           6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE:          Atlantic Health Jets Training Center

                        1 Jets Dr., Florham Park, NJ 07932


About Jets Foundation: The New York Jets take great pride in a long-standing, year-round commitment to our community. Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation look to positively influence the lives of young men and women in the tri-state area by promoting fitness, supporting youth football and preventing bullying, particularly in disadvantaged communities. From launching football teams at urban high schools to urging students to be active for at least 60 minutes every day to fostering positive school environments, the New York Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to our focus on youth development, the Jets support the efforts of the Lupus Research Alliance and numerous established charitable organizations and causes sponsored by the NFL.

About M&T Bank: M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB)(“M&T”) is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York.  M&T’s principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, operates banking offices in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.  Trust-related services are provided by M&T’s Wilmington Trust-affiliated companies and by M&T Bank.

About USA Football:  USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.