Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. - Former New England Patriot Coach, Rick Buffington, along with other Patriots alumni, will host a FREE youth football clinic on Saturday, July 19th at York High School. Young Athletes ages 11-14 will enjoy a one-day, free, non-contact clinic that teaches them leadership, teamwork, and commitment. In addition to being coached by former Patriots players, the young athletes will also benefit from the coaching of local high school staff. The clinic will begin at 8:30am with registration and end at 1:00pm - the day includes a complimentary morning snack and lunch. Visit www.patriotsalumni.com to register online.
More than 150 individuals took part in the free Football for YOU clinic at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium on June 26. This clinics are being hosted by Patriots Alumni across New England.
As a part of this one-day clinic, Coach Buffington will speak with the children about his experience as a New England Patriot and encourage them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Skill sessions run by the former players will instruct participants at every position.
The Patriots Alumni club is teaming up with Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation's largest in-school wellness program that empowers students to drive change and make their school a healthier place. During the clinics, Fuel Up to Play 60 will host interactive nutrition education sessions for parents/guardians interested in learning techniques for encouraging active kids to fuel up with nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free dairy. A registered dietitian representative of Fuel Up to Play 60 will conduct the presentation. Created in partnership by the National Football League and National Dairy Council, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 is sponsored locally by New England Dairy & Food Council and the New England Patriots.
"The Patriots alumni are dedicated to giving back to the communities that inspired them throughout their playing careers," said Patriots Alumni President and former Patriots center Pete Brock. "This is a great opportunity for kids at all levels of experience to be exposed to the benefits of organized sports."
'Football for YOU' is a program created by the New England Patriots Alumni Club (Patriots Alumni) in partnership with the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the NFL Foundation to teach the fundamentals of football in 15 locations throughout New England. The children will participate as a part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative which promotes healthy living among young fans.