Upcoming Orange Bowl Youth Sports Clinics
Beginning in June, the Orange Bowl will offer youth athletes and coaches several opportunities to attend sports clinics throughout South Florida that promote proper safety, development, good sportsmanship and education.
Over the years, the Orange Bowl has been able to invest millions of dollars in the South Florida community through its four pillars of community outreach: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts.
This year, the Orange Bowl will partner with the University of Miami, Head Football Coach Mark Richt and his staff to host two free youth football clinics. The first clinic took place on Friday, June 8, at Lake Lytal Park in West Palm Beach and the second will take place on Monday, June 11, at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale.
On Saturday, July 14, at St. Thomas University, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA) presented by MetroPCS will host its free OBYFA Cheer Camp presented by MetroPCS in association with the National Cheerleading Association (NCA). Classes will be tailored to youth-specific age groups and will start with the basics and progress at the campers’ pace. Athletes will participate in a series of classes and drills and teams will go through an evaluation with buddy instructors to learn new material for the upcoming season.
In addition, on Sunday, July 22, the Orange Bowl will host the OBYFA Football Clinic presented by MetroPCS, which is free for boys and girls ages 5-14. FIU Head Football Coach Butch Davis and his assistant coaches will lead participants through a variety of football skills and drills including proper techniques to promote on-field football safety.
Beginning Sunday, June 17, the Orange Bowl will host four coaches’ clinics in conjunction with USA Football for all OBYFA coaches to attend. USA Football will bring in USA Football Master Trainers to lead the clinics and educate coaches on how “Heads Up Football” is a safer way to practice and play.
USA Football has worked with leaders in both medicine and sport across the country to create a full-featured program that any league or school can use to address key safety issues — and ensure that every coach understands and knows how to implement each component of the program.
Orange Bowl youth sports clinics are as follows:
Friday, June 8, 2018 – OBYFA at Mark Richt Football Camp
Location: Lake Lydal Park – 3645 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Monday, June 11, 2018 – OBYFA at Mark Richt Football Camp
Location: Mills Pond Park – 2201 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Saturday, July 14 – OBYFA Cheer Camp presented by MetroPCS
Location: St. Thomas University – 16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Sunday, July 22, 2018 – OBYFA Youth Football Clinic presented by MetroPCS
Location: FIU – 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199
Entering its 20th season, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by MetroPCS has more than 15,000 youth participants, playing in eight leagues across South Florida, from north of Lake Okeechobee to Key West. Since its inception in 1999, the Orange Bowl has invested more than $7 million in youth sports in South Florida.
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by MetroPCS clinics are presented by MetroPCS and are joined by associate sponsor, Xenith.
The OBYFA at Mark Richt Football Camp is open to individuals’ five-years-old through rising sixth graders. Additionally, individuals who have taken high school classes are not eligible to participate in these camps. All youth football players that meet the criteria are eligible, not just those from OBYFA.
Orange Bowl Coaches’ Clinics in conjunction with USA Football are open to all OBYFA coaches.
The OBYFA Cheer Camp presented by MetroPCS is open to any OBYFA participating cheerleaders and coaches.
The OBYFA Youth Football Clinic presented by MetroPCS is free for boys and girls ages 5-14.
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