NMU Hosted Youth Football Clinic
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University football team and staff members hosted a youth football clinic on Sunday,August 14.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ A total of 220 players from the Marquette County Youth Footballorganization participated.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The fundamental skills of football were emphasizedat the one-day clinic.
ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œDoug Sams has been trying to do this since he first came toNMU,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Scott Krah, from the Marquette County Youth Football organization, said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThis is great for the kids as they learn the fundamentals of football.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Krahalso mentioned that the interaction between the NMU players and the youthplayers was a very positive influence.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThe kids worked with these college players,they go to a game, see them play and the NMU players might wave to them.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Thekids would be walking on air,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Krah added.
Over 50 NMU players were on hand for the clinic.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThis wasdone to promote football in the Marquette area,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Doug Sams, the head footballcoach at NMU, said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe had an outstanding turnout.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The whole idea was toteach the fundamentals of football and make it fun.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats open up the 2005 football season by hosting theMichigan Tech Huskies on Saturday night, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the SuperiorDome.