By Jalyn Ingalls, '14
More than 70 individuals – 65 children and eight Special Olympians – joined the Albion College football team for a clinic sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Students were kept inside the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center's Bernard Lomas Fieldhouse as the weather was cold, but that didn't keep the student-athletes from teaching the children the fundamentals of football. Offense and defense split up into stations which taught the children proper stance, proper tackling form, how receivers run good routes, and finally how to correctly catch and throw a football.
SAAC Representative Tyler White, a sophomore wide receiver from Mount Pleasant, participated in the clinic, and gave his insight about the experience. "I enjoyed interacting with the little kids and teaching them new things about football. The team really benefits from the clinic, and all the guys had a good time with the kids. It brings us closer to Albion and the surrounding communities. At the end of the day, it's a great opportunity for the kids and we made sure they had a great time!"
There is only one clinic left which will be hosted by the Albion men's and women's soccer teams on April 27th. If you are interesting in having your child attend, please contact Melissa Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517/629-0593.