Patriots Alums To Host Clinics In New Bedford and Fall River
Patriots alumni president Pete Brock called into the show this morning to announce a Football For You clinic that they will be hosting tomorrow at New Bedford's Keith Middle School.
Football For You is for girls and boys ages 9 to 14. The instruction will be delivered by five to six alums with the help of select local youth football coaches. Brock says the non-contact clinic that it's a "unique experience for both kids that have played and not played football". Each child will get a chance to get instruction on each and every position on the field from the former NFL pros. Brock is proud that the 23 city New England tour is completely free to the kids, the parents, and the communities. The outreach program is paid for with various fundraising.
Brock told us that not only will the kids have interaction with the players, the parents will, as well.
"While the kids are going through their cycles, we actually present to the parents. We have a discussion about nutrition, age appropriate strength and conditioning, sportsmanship, those types of topics that we bring to the parents because if we are going to influence and keep this game as positive as we can, we have to make sure the parents are onboard just like the kids out on the field." --Patriots Alumni President, Pete Brock.
It is not too late for kids to attend the free clinic. Anyone interested should visit patriotsalumni.com. Kids will also be allowed to "walk up" to the clinic at 3pm if they are accompanied by a parent. "No will will be turned away," says Brock. Instruction will begin at 3:30pm. The event will conclude with a meal that will be served at 6pm.
The program will arrive at Durfee High School in Fall River on Friday, June 15th.