2017 NEW YORK CITY KIDS & PROS CLINIC

    New York, NY
    Friday, August 11, 2017

    NEW YORK CITY– Former Atlanta Falcons Linebacker Buddy Curry and Defensive Back Bobby Butler continued their 16th year of Youth Football Camps across the East Coast, in conjunction with Kids & Pros Inc., by hosting a youth football clinic at Wien Field, Baker Complex, at Columbia University in New York City. The clinic took place Friday, August 11 1-5 PM at Wien Field. Youth ages 7 – 17 from the local Boys & Girls Clubs and the Pioneer League, as well as a few from surrounding communities had the opportunity to attend the clinic, courtesy of the Childress Institute of Pediatric Trama and NYU Langone. Curry, a USA Football Master Trainer, incorporates safe tackling techniques into his clinics along with life skill lessons. The non-contact football instruction teaches campers, parents and coaches a better and safer way to play to avoid injuries, like concussions. A special Parent Information Session was also held from 2:30-3:30PM that afternoon. This session was open to surrounding area youth recreation and school coaches and parents interested in learning more about the following: the impact as a coach as a role model, character building through football, equipment fitting, concussion avoidance, and proper skill training and tackling techniques (the steps of proper football tackling technique and other skills to avoid injuries).

    Attendance:
    170 kids
    30 parents
    15 coaches

    Sponsors:
    Kids & Pros Football camp was free to athletes in New York City and surrounding area, compliments of the following generous local partners: the Childress institute for Pediatric Trauma, NYU Langone Health, NFL Foundation and Gatorade. Kids & Pros would like to thank these sponsors for their support and participation in the 2017 summer camp season.

    NFL ALUMNI

    Buddy Curry (LB) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    1980-1987-Atlanta Falcons

    Bobby Butler (DB) Florida State
    1981-1992- Atlanta Falcons

    Robert Moore (DB) Northwestern State- Louisiana
    1985- 1989- Atlanta Falcons

    Evan Cooper (DB) Michigan
    1984-1987- Philadelphia Eagles
    1988-1989-Atlanta Falcons

    Bobby Jackson (DB) Florida State
    1978-1985- New York Jets

    Bruce Harper (RB) Kutztown
    1977-1984- New York Jets


    “I loved the way it shows how football is changing for the better and that everyone including the NFL is in support of the clinic”


    James Merchant, Parent.

    “Kids & Pros is an excellent program that teaches discipline, work ethic, sportsmanship and how to build one’s character and leadership skills. I’m so grateful my 10 yr. old son was able to participate in the program. The coaches are amazing and wonderful with the kids.”


    Monte Green, Parent.

    “I wish we could have met in person but just by our phone conversation, I could hear your passion and commitment to teach our youth the FUN-damentals of football. Thank you for offering our youth this wonderful opportunity. They had a great time. CONTINUE THE EXCELLENCE!!!!”


    Antonio Fort, Jr., Director of Clubhouse Operations, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

    THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES!

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this camp possible! Please check out Kids & Pros Facebook page and Twitter feed for daily camp updates and click below to fill out camp survey!
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