This summer marked the third year that the NCAA Football Youth Initiative partnered with bowls in various cities to bring young football players together with coaches and student-athletes for a half-day session of agility drills, offensive and defensive training, and character development. NCAA Football partnered with the bowls to ensure that clinic attendees had the best experience possible as they received instruction from college football coaches and participated in a series of drills that collegiate student-athletes perform to learn the fundamentals of the game.
NCAA Football Youth Day Clinics began in New Orleans in 2007 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Since its inception, the program has continued to expand each year. This summer, 19 bowls in 17 cities participated. New host cities included Arlington, Texas; Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; El Paso, Texas; Jacksonville, Fla.; Orlando; Pasadena, Calif.; San Diego; San Francisco; Shreveport, La.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Washington, D.C.
Participating bowls included:
June 10 - AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, La.)
June 25 - Birmingham Bowl (Formerly Papajohns.com Bowl; Birmingham, Ala.)
June 26 - Orange Bowl (Miami)
July 17 - Valero Alamo Bowl (San Antonio)
July 23 - Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
July 24 - Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco)
July 24 - Rose Bowl Game (Pasadena, Calif.)
July 24 - San Diego County Credit Union Pointsettia Bowl (San Diego)
July 26 - AT&T Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas)
July 28 - Allstate Sugar Bowl & R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans)
July 28 - Capital One Bowl & Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando)
July 29 - New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque)
July 31 - Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta)
July 31 - DI FCS Championship Game (Frisco, Texas)
July 31 - EagleBank Bowl (Washington, D.C.)
July 31 - Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville)
August 6 - MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (Las Vegas)
December 18 - Insight Bowl & Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.)
Thank you to the conferences, bowls, coaches, staff and partners who helped to make the 2010 summer clinics so successful.
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