WASHINGTON, D.C. – Registration is now open for the NCAA Football Youth Clinic hosted by the Military Bowl, Events DC and Positive Choices, to be held on Saturday, June 23 at Eastern Senior High School from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free clinic is open to boys and girls ages 7-14, and features instruction by college coaches and current professional players. Participation is limited to children in grades 1-8 (participants cannot be in high school).
“We are proud to partner with Events DC, Positive Choices and NCAA Football to host this year’s clinic,” said Steve Beck, executive director of the Military Bowl. “It provides a unique opportunity for the youth in our community to not only benefit from the great programming of the NCAA Football Youth Initiative, but to also interact with and learn from professional players and collegiate coaches.”
Participants will 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. Current professional football players scheduled to participate in the clinic include Dwight Bentley (Detroit Lions), Roc Carmichael (Houston Texans), Victor Cruz (New York Giants), Joe Haden (Cleveland Browns), Janoris Jenkins (St. Louis Rams), Ryan Williams (Arizona Cardinals) and Nate Bussey (New Orleans Saints).
“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.”
For more information on the NCAA Football Youth Clinic hosted by the Military Bowl, Events DC and Positive Choices, please visit the website or call 202.776.2509. To register, please visit the NCAA Football Youth Clinics registration page.
About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman has been held in Washington, D.C.’s historic RFK Stadium since 2008. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, Inc. and Events DC, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO. With first-rate participants and events, the Military Bowl seeks to generate broad support for the USO, positively impact the regional economy, honor the U.S. military and solidify the nation’s capital as a leading college football destination. For more information, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter and www.MilitaryBowl.org.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit www.events.com.
About Positive Choices
Positive Choices, Inc. (PCI) is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization established in 2003. PCI strives to provide a safe and structured environment for inner-city youth and focuses on the social, emotional, academic and physical development of young people. PCI also serves D.C. youth by providing a variety of programs including sports and fitness camps, male and female mentoring, college and career exploration, academic support, and individual and group counseling. For more information, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter and www.positivechoicesinc.com.
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 www.NCAAFootball.com. Follow NCAA Football on Twitter: @NCAAFootball
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. Find the NCAA Football Youth Initiative on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncaafootballyouth