THE NEXT GENERATION
NMU?football team hosts youth clinic
From 11 a.m. to noon, kids were split into different age groups to practice training drills and techniques with NMU football players.
NMU Head Football Coach Kyle Nystrom said the event is a “friendraiser and a bridge back to the community,” adding that it makes him happy to see little ones running around and not playing on phones or on the computer.
“You see these little kids running around here and they are just as happy as they can be,” said Linda Saunders-Hill, mother of NMU football player Jalen Saunders.
Football players at the event served as role models to youth in the community, especially those interested in the game. “It lets (the kids) see where they can be,” said Saunders-Hill. “They feel like that’s the next them. That’s why I love that (NMU’s football team) does this before the spring game every year.”
NMU’s Spring Game April 11 marked the end of four weeks of spring football practice, to resume again in August.
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