|The NFL gives 150 youngsters the opportunity to take part in a tackle football program. The NFL Junior Player Development Program,||!(http://prod.static.patriots.clubs.nfl.com//assets/images/imported/mediacontent//images/logos/jpdlogo.gif)|
incorporating youth tackle football and life skills for boys aged 12-14, continues throughout the spring with a program in the Boston area.
Players are taught every position on the football field by NFL-selected local high school coaches. A life skills and character development curriculum is melded with fun football activities. Participating coaches, trained by the NFL, bridge football-inspired values like responsibility and fair play to the youngsters' lives at home, in school and in their communities.
The eight-week NFL program provides youths with proper instruction and a competitive introduction to full-contact football at a time when some local schools have suspended or discontinued athletic programs due to inadequate funding. Participants receive at least 60 on-field training hours with a 5-to-1 player-to-instructor ratio.
To register for the NFL Junior Player Development Program in Boston, please attend the next registration this Saturday, March 24th at 11:00am at Curry College, 1071 Blue Hills Ave., Milton, MA 02186 or call Paul Costello at (781)585-9409.
NFL Junior Player Development also will be conducted in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, New York, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. this spring.
Reservation Road Field, Reservation Road
Hyde Park, MA 02136
April 23 - June 15; M, Tu, Th 5-7 pm