July 29, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State football conducted its eighth annual Ladies Clinic Tuesday evening on Merlin Olsen Field inside Romney Stadium, and the event had another capacity turnout with 200 participants.
"With all of the smiles and laughter from the participants, coaches and players tonight, I think it is safe to say that everyone involved with the ladies clinic had a great night," said USU head coach Matt Wells. "This is a great kickoff to the year and everyone in our program looks forward to working with these ladies each summer."
The clinic, which was sponsored by America First Credit Union, was designed to teach participants football skills, techniques and the ins-and-outs of the game. Participants also had the opportunity to meet the Aggie football coaching staff and selected players, mingling and getting their pictures taken with them.
"The thing I liked most about tonight is that the coaches took us into the film room and explained some plays on offense and defense," said Nicole Cypers, Public Relations Director for America First Credit Union. "I have a much better appreciation for how much the coaches and players need to know and remember. I have four boys and a husband who played football, so its important for me to know the game, because I am going to be around it for a long time and this clinic helps me understand the game better."
Following a welcome from Coach Wells, the participants broke into groups and went through every position drill, from throwing passes at the quarterback station, to running routes at the receivers station, as well as running with a ball and dodging tacklers at the running back station, blocking at the offensive line station, snapping the ball at the center station, shedding blockers and hitting tackling dummies at the defensive line station, hopping over tackling dummies and charging to make a tackle at the linebacker station, doing pass coverage drills at the defensive back station, in addition to kicking field goals and punting at the kicking station. Participants also got to suit up in full gear and Aggie uniforms.
Participants also had the opportunity to learn more about weight training and nutrition inside the ICON Sports Performance Center and studied film with Aggie coordinators Todd Orlando (defense) and Kevin McGiven (offense).
Following the stations, all participants, coaches and players gathered for a group photo and closed with raffle drawings, awarding prizes from a variety of items and gift certificates from the numerous Cache Valley business sponsors of the event. In addition to the title sponsor, America First Credit Union, the Utah State Football Ladies Clinic was sponsored by Logan Regional Hospital, Cache Valley Mall, Texas Roadhouse, Wal-Mart, Top of Utah Marathon, Herberger's, The Logo Shop, DownEast and Your Valet Fine Dry Cleaning.
For USU football ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.
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