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Youth Football Clinic Hits the Field this Weekend

The Walk-On's Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic is set for this Saturday, June 8

Per a news release on June 3rd, 2019:

SHREVEPORT, La. – For the ninth consecutive year, the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic will hit the turf at Independence Stadium this Saturday, June 8.

The Youth Clinic is a free clinic and open to youth from five-years-old through incoming eighth graders. It will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the southwest entrance of Independence Stadium.

Parents can register their children in advance for the clinic, and pre-registration is available now at WalkOnsIndependenceBowl.com. Spots for the clinic are limited to 400 participants, and only a limited number of spots are still vacant.

The Youth Football Clinic will teach participants football fundamentals by participating in offensive, defensive and special team drills. Youth will also learn different fitness techniques and the importance of being physically active.

Participants will receive instruction from regional college coaches from Northwestern State University, Grambling State University and Sam Houston State University. They will also receive a free t-shirt and lunch following the clinic.

Sponsors of the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic include First Bossier, Willis-Knighton Health System, D1 Training Shreveport, Little Works in Progress and Sports World.

ABOUT THE WALK-ON’S INDEPENDENCE BOWL:

The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, the 11th-oldest bowl game, will play its 44th-edition on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. CT at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Duke Blue Devils won their first Independence Bowl in 2018, defeating the Temple Owls 56-27. The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl enjoys primary conference agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), as well as backup agreements with the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Conference USA (C-USA). The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and Independence Bowl Foundation are prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. For more information, visit WalkOnsIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at jlefort@rshv.news.

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