Conference USA to Host Youth Football Clinic in New Orleans



July 12, 2007

IRVING, Texas - Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference are partnering with NCAA Football and the New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD) to host a pair of football clinics later this month. The clinics are being held in conjunction with NCAA Football's recent $750,000 contribution to Youth Football initiatives in the city of New Orleans.

Conference USA will host a youth football clinic for all kids ages 7-14 on Monday, July 30. The clinic will be free of charge and will be held at the Willie Hall Playground, located at 1101 Milton Street, from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.

The clinic will feature instruction from Conference USA coaches and student-athletes, including Tulane head coach Bob Toledo and 2006 C-USA Coaches of the Year Art Briles of Houston and Todd Graham of Tulsa, among others. Attendees will participate in tackling, quarterback and receiver drills, and there will also be a kicking contest and 40-yard and 100-yard dash contests.

All kids planning to register or thinking about joining the 2007 NORD Youth Football League are encouraged to attend. There will also be some instruction provided for area adults, 18 and over, who have volunteered to coach in the NORD YFL this season.

Kids may register at the park beginning on July 30 at Noon, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration forms can be picked up in advance at the NORD office, located at 800 Race Street, and will also be available on-line at

The Sun Belt Conference will host a free coaches clinic on Sunday, July 22, at the Wilson Athletic Center at Tulane University. All nine Sun Belt Conference head coaches will participate as instructors to NORD youth football volunteer coaches. There will be multiple sessions covering the basics of offense, defense, special teams, conditioning and athletic training. Parking will be provided at Tulane's campus for clinic participants.

The clinic begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. and is mandatory for all coaches who will participate in the NORD league. Coaches can register with NORD by filling out the registration form available at the NORD office and on the program website. They must bring in the completed form to the NORD office by Friday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. They can call the NORD office at 658-3000 for more information.



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