This Saturday, June 16, boys and girls from ages 5 to 13 from Shreveport-Bossier City and the surrounding region are invited to attend the NCAA Football Youth Clinic Hosted by the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.

This is a free half-day clinic of football skills and drills training at Independence Stadium. if you participants you'll have the opportunity to meet and work with college football coaches; run offensive, defensive and agility drills; learn proper techniques to promote on-field football safety; and learn about the importance of character development and good sportsmanship.

The clinic is set for 8-11:30 a.m., and registration starts at 7 am. Participants will get a free t-shirt and lunch from Chick-Fil-A.

You are encouraged to pre-register online at Sideline seating will be open for family members who plan to stay for the clinic, and concessions will also be available.

“The NCAA Football Youth Initiative is an incredible program and we are proud to partner with them for the third consecutive year in hosting a youth clinic, “ said Jack Andres – 2012 Bowl Chairman – Independence Bowl. “This is such a special opportunity for the youth in our community to work with collegiate coaches and we look forward to increased participation and attendance this year.”