Story courtesy of the Mid-American Conference
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Boys and girls ages 5 to 13 from Detroit, Michigan, Think Detroit PAL and the surrounding region are invited to attend the NCAA Football Youth Clinic Hosted by the Mid-American Conference and Ford Field on Monday, July 23 from 3-7 p.m., a free clinic of football skills and drills training at Ford Field. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with over 25 college football coaches and student-athletes from the MAC; run offensive, defensive and agility drills; learn proper techniques to promote on-field football safety; and learn about the importance of character development and good sportsmanship.
“The NCAA Football Youth Initiative is an incredible program and we are proud to partner with them for the second consecutive year in hosting a youth clinic,” said Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, Commissioner of the Mid-American Conference. “This is a great opportunity for the youth in the Detroit Area to work with top collegiate coaches and we look forward to increased participation and attendance this year.”
“Learning football fundamentals, proper technique and safety is essential to youth football players’ success on the field,” said Bob Vecchione – chair, NCAA Football Youth Initiative Committee. “NCAA Football youth clinics provide an opportunity for young athletes to learn these valuable skills and more importantly, to learn the invaluable character-building and sportsmanship lessons needed to be successful off the field.”
NCAA Football Youth Clinic participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game on Friday, November 30 at Ford Field.
Registration is now open for the NCAA Football Youth Clinic Hosted by the Mid-American Conference and Ford Field. For more information or to register, please visit www.ncaafootballclinics.com, or call 216.566.4622.