Davie and Lexington Medical Centers Sponsoring Free Youth Football Clinics

March 25, 2016

Youth football players will be able to learn safe blocking and tackling techniques, position fundamentals and life skills from former NFL players at two Kids & Pros clinics sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Davie Medical Center and Lexington Medical Center.

These free, non-contact clinics are open to players ages 6 to 13. They will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Davie County High School in Mocksville and on Sunday, May 1, at North Davidson High School in Lexington. Both will run from 1 to 5 p.m.

Kids & Pros, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by former Atlanta Falcons player Buddy Curry, conducts youth camps and clinics throughout the Southeast that incorporate USA Football’s Heads Up Football player-safety program.

“We’re happy to make the Kids & Pros clinics available to this area’s young players,” said Chad Brown, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center. “They’ll be able to both improve their football skills and learn how to minimize the risk of injury.”

The Mocksville and Lexington clinics also will include hour-long information sessions for parents and coaches on football safety, concussion awareness and related topics. These sessions will begin at 2:30 p.m. at each clinic.

“This is a great opportunity for players, parents and coaches to learn how football can be played more safely,” said Bill James, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center. “Much attention is paid to concussion and other injuries on the pro and college levels, but the issues are equally if not more important in youth football.”

The Kids & Pros clinics are free but space is limited and online registration by a parent or legal guardian is required.

To register for the April 30 clinic at Davie County High, go to: www.kidsandpros.com/2016/02/08/2016-clinics-nc-davie-county-april-30-2016/.

To register for the May 1 clinic at North Davidson High, go to: www.kidsandpros.com/2016/02/12/2016-clinics-lexington-nc-may-1-2016/.

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