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Alabama Football Hosts Spring Clinic and Summer Camps


Tampa Bay Bucs' Rod Marinelli featured clinic speaker
Thursday, February 19, 2004

Coach Mike Shula
Coach Mike Shula

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Spring football has begun at The University of Alabama, so it is safe to say that several  activities are right around the corner.... Alabama's Spring Coaches' Clinic and Football Summer Camps.

"If you are a coach, we want to personally invite you to the 2004 `Clinic of Champions' and if you are a player, to The University of Alabama's football camp," said Crimson Tide coach Mike Shula. 

The Tide's "Clinic of Champions" will be February 26-28 and offers high school coaches an opportunity to share ideas with some of the brightest coaches in the business.  The $40 clinic fee includes registration, clinic materials, lectures and four meals.

The clinic opens on Thursday, Feb. 26 and early arrivals will be able to attend the Tide's practice at 4 p.m.  Bama coaches Buddy Wyatt, Sparky Woods, Paul Randolph and Dave Rader will speak between 7 and 9 pm.

Registration continues Friday morning at Moody Music Building.  Coach Shula will speak at 9 am, followed by Alabama high school coaches Stephen Hooks, Josh Niblett, Randy Ragsdale, Perry Swindall and Rush Propst.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant head coach Rod Marinelli will speak at 2:15 p.m., followed by Bama practice at 3:30 pm.  

The always popular seafood dinner will close out the evening at 6:30.

Saturday's schedule begins with an FCA breakfast at 7 am, followed by Tide strength and conditioning coach Kent Johnston at 8:30 am.  The Tide's 10 am practice concludes the clinic activities.

Bama's football summer camps will be held June 12-13 for grades 2-8; June 14-16 for grades 9-12 and June 19 for seniors.

Each camp session will be devoted to in-depth instruction geared specifically to individual technique. Alabama's staff will provide quality instruction in all areas of the game of football. Along with the basic football skills, each camper will be professionally trained in the area of weight training and flexibility.

Resident campers will stay in University Housing which is air-conditioned. Two campers will occupy each room. Campers will be under the direct supervision of camp coaches and counselors at all times. Meals will be provided. In addition, there will be a camp store open for refreshments.

Campers will practice at Thomas Practice Field, featuring four lighted natural-grass fields, plus a full-length Astroplay field where National Champions have practiced for decades. The Football Complex houses a modern training room, spacious dressing rooms, exercise room and a weight room that contains the most complete equipment for conditioning champion athletes. Incorporated into the camp facilities is the indoor practice field. All these facilities are available to every camper in his bid to become a champion.

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