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Football fundamentals, safety and character development taught to young athletes

Shreveport, Louisiana- June 12, 2012 – On Saturday, June 16, boys and girls ages 5 to 13 from Shreveport-Bossier City and the surrounding region are invited to attend the NCAA Football Youth Clinic Hosted by the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, a free half-day clinic of football skills and drills training at Independence Stadium.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with college football coaches; 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 2012 clinic will run from 8-11:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 am. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and lunch from Chick-Fil-A, and are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ncaafootballclinics.com. Sideline seating will be open for family members who plan to stay for the clinic, and concessions will also be available.


“The NCAA Football Youth Initiative is an incredible program and we are proud to partner with them for the third consecutive year in hosting a youth clinic, “ said Jack Andres – 2012 Bowl Chairman – Independence Bowl.   “This is such a special opportunity for the youth in our community to work with collegiate coaches and we look forward to increased participation and attendance this year.”


The 2012 clinic will feature coaches from Southern University, University of Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi Valley State University, Alabama State University, Northwestern State University and Grambling State University.


“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.


Registration is now open for the NCAA Football Youth Clinic Hosted by the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.  For more information or to register, please visit www.ncaafootballclinics.com or call 318-221-0712.




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About NCAA Football

NCAA Football USA, Inc. represents a coalition of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA), the Football Bowl Association (FBA), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF) and serves as the collective voice to promote college football.  NCAA Football is managed by IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide.  For more information on NCAA Football, visit NCAAFootball.com


About NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative

NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative began in 2007 when NCAA Football USA, Inc. provided $750,000 in grants, equipment and uniforms to help rebuild the New Orleans Recreation Department’s youth football league following Hurricane Katrina.  In 2008, NCAA Football committed $1.5 million to develop a three-pronged national youth program comprising youth clinics, apparel grants and a legacy gift.  More than 30,000 young athletes have been positively impacted since the program’s inception.  For more information, visit www.NCAAFootball.com/youth.


Contact: NCAA Football Media Inquiries:  Telleen Anderson, telleen.anderson@c21pr.com, 404.814.1330

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