TSU Football to assist in NCAA Youth Day
Friday, July 24, 2009

NCAA Football Youth Day at University of Tennessee Chattanooga,

home of the NCAA Football Division I Championship

Nashville, Tenn. - Several representatives from the Tennessee State University football coaching staff and student-athletes will assist the NCAA during the NCAA Football Youth Day Clinic on Sunday, July 26, in Chattanooga, Tenn from 3 - 5 p.m.  

All youth football players from the state of Tennessee and the surrounding area are invited to attend a free half-day clinic hosted by the University of Chattanooga (UTC) at Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37402.

The clinic, one of nine free clinics NCAA Football is hosting across the nation, will be led by coaches and student-athletes from Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, UTC, University of West Georgia and Western Carolina University.  Participants will here an introduction from UTC Head Coach Russ Huesman before engaging in on-field agility drills, offensive and defensive training, and off-field character development.

Registration will be open to the first 250 youth attendees ages 14 and under.  Those who are interested in attending the clinic can register online.

Register Here

Click the registration link at the top and complete the information, selecting the DI FCS Championship location. On site registration will be held from 2 - 3 p.m.

“This clinic is a great opportunity for youth athletes throughout Tennessee to study not only about football, but also about the moral character that will help these kids grow and mature into responsible adults,” said Bob Vecchione – chair, NCAA Football Youth Initiatives Committee.  “We are honored to be involved in this event with the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Site at Finley Stadium, and hope the participants enjoy exclusive access to the talent of Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, UTC, University of West Georgia and Western Carolina University.”

NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative is a $1.5 million, three year investment that began in New Orleans in 2007.  Through this program, NCAA Football strives to attract more youth participants to the game, provide them with additional motivation to pursue higher education opportunities, help them develop the necessary skills to be successful on and off the field, and help to establish a new base of lifelong NCAA Football fans.