USA Football Protection Tour takes a stop at MetLife

By Peter Schwartz | Posted 8/13/2019

For 250 kids in the tri-state area, many of whom are New York Giants and Jets fans, this weekend was an opportunity of a lifetime. These youth football players, along with parents and coaches, got to attend the USA Football Protection Tour, a free one-day football camp at MetLife Stadium.

Part of the experience included Riddell representatives onsite to properly fit each participant for a helmet. If a child had their own helmet, the proper adjustments were made. If the child just needed to be measured, Riddell had helmets on site to get proper measurements and share with youth football leagues. Riddell also presented on how to properly fit helmets on your own.  

USA Football Master Trainer Rob Currin was the host for the evening and brought two of the participating players to midfield before each of the drills to demonstrate the techniques of Heads Up Football. The other players, coaches, and parents gathered around to get a first-hand look at what the drills would entail. This was especially important for the parents because they were encouraged to participate and engage in the drills.

The Giants Protection Tour stop was terrific for every player and parent who attended, regardless of how much prior experience they had. Each player learned important fundamentals, received critical health and safety information and most importantly…they got to experience a night of football and fun at an exciting venue for them!

The Indianapolis Colts will host the final Protection Tour stop of the summer on Friday August 23rd from 5pm to 8pm. For get a spot on the waitlist, click here…

Peter is a sports anchor for the CBS Sports Radio Network, FOX News Headlines 24/7 and WCBS 880 Radio in New York.  His son Bradley plays middle school football on Long Island and is a participant in the U.S. National Team program while his younger son Jared plays flag football.   Peter, his wife Sheryl and the boys are busy cheering on the New York Jets when they’re not at a youth football field.