Seven NFL players, including San Diego Chargers fullback LE'RON McCLAIN, will host USA Football FUNdamentals camps on June 30. The free, one-day clinics are designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and energetic environment and are supported through a grant from the NFL Youth Football Fund.
FUNdamentals incorporates a series of drills to teach passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact setting. All skills and drills selected are based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children are learning in an age-appropriate manner, based on their cognitive and physical maturity.
USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association.
Camps this weekend include:
- San Diego Chargers fullback Le’Ron McClain will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children age 6 to 18 at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Tuscaloosa County High School, 12500 Wildcat Drive, Northport, Ala. Click here to register.
- Carolina Panthers safety SHERROD MARTIN will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children age 6 to 14 at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Griffin County High School,1617 W. Poplar St., Griffin, Ga. Click here to register.
- Atlanta Falcons linebacker STEPHEN NICHOLAS will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Ribault County High School, 1701 Prudential Drive, in Jacksonville, Fla. Click here to register.
- Detroit Lions defensive tackle ANDRE FLUELLEN and San Diego Chargers running back RONNIE BROWN will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Cartersville High School, 320 E. Church St., in Cartersville, Ga. Click here to register.
- Philadelphia Eagles safety NATE ALLEN will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd., in Cape Coral, Fla.
- Washington Redskins cornerback LEIGH TORRENCE will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children age 8 to 18 at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Anderson Park, 120 Anderson Ave., in Atlanta. Click here to register.
About USA Football: USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States, hosts more than 100 football skill development events annually for coaches, players and youth football league commissioners. USA Football partners with the NFL, collegiate football conferences and the National Federation of State High School Associations to advance the sport on grassroots levels. Indianapolis-based USA Football manages U.S. national teams for international competition and was endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund. Former NFL team executive Carl Peterson is USA Football’s chairman.
About the NFL Youth Football Fund:Established in 1998 by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, the NFL YFF seeks to use football as a catalyst to promote positive youth development, support youth and high school football needs nationwide and ensure the health of amateur football participation. Through the YFF’s youth football initiatives and support programs, young athletes are provided with opportunities to learn the game of football, get physically fit and stay involved in productive afterschool activities with adult mentors. The YFF also provides youngsters with safe and accessible places to play, as well as programs and initiatives that address the importance of proper coaching, health and safety and life skills development. For more information, visit http://www.nflyff.org/.