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Football Fundamentals, Safety and Character Development Taught to Young Athletes
On Saturday, July 21, boys and girls ages five to 14 from Pasadena and the surrounding region are invited to attend the NCAA Football Youth Clinic hosted by the Rose Bowl Game, a free half-day clinic of football skills and drills training at Robinson Park. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with college football coaches and student-athletes; run offensive, defensive and agility drills; learn proper techniques to promote on-field football safety; and discuss the importance of character development and good sportsmanship.
“The Rose Bowl Game is honored to once again partner with the NCAA Football Youth Initiative by hosting a youth clinic for the third consecutive year,” said Bill Flinn, Executive Director of the Tournament of Roses. “The youth in our community will benefit from the clinic by not only improving their football skills and techniques on the field but also learning life lessons that will assist them off the field from top collegiate coaches and student-athletes.”
“Learning football fundamentals, proper techniques 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.”
For more information or to register for the NCAA Football Youth Clinic hosted by the Rose Bowl Game, please visit www.ncaafootballclinics.com or call 626-449-4100 and ask to speak with Brittany Mohr.
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 25,000 young athletes have been positively impacted since the program’s inception. For more information, visit www.NCAAFootball.com/youth.