COLLEGE STATION -- The Texas A&M football team will conduct an Aggie Football Youth Experience on Saturday, Apr. 12 at Kyle Field for boys and girls ages 8-to-13.
“This state and community does so much for our football team and our overall athletic program that we would like to offer this free experience to the kids,” Aggie head football coach Mike Sherman said. “The youngsters have an opportunity to watch practice and then interact with our coaches and players to learn more about this great game of football and to experience Kyle Field.”
Parents, guardians or youth coaches can register online at AggieAthletics.com. Click on football and then click on the Aggie Youth Experience display. There are some forms that need to be filled out. Check-in begins in the lobby of the Bright Football Complex at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The youngsters and their parents, guardians or coaches will be able to watch the Aggies’ practice beginning at 11 a.m. The practice will conclude at approximately 1:15 p.m. and the Youth Experience will begin at that time and last for approximately 45 minutes.
The Aggie Youth Experience segments will focus on fundamentals such as form tackling, ball skills, running, and blocking. The goal is to develop football skills in a fun, safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
Youngsters are asked to wear tennis shoes or rubber soled shoes, and the participants will not wear helmets or shoulder pads. Youngsters are encouraged to wear any Texas A&M apparel and they are asked not to wear any other college gear.
NCAA rules prohibit any youngster enrolled in the 9th grade or older from participating in this event.
In an effort to make sure each youngster receives attention at the event, the Aggie Youth Experience will be capped at the first 500 to register.
In the event of inclement weather, the Aggie Youth Experience will take place in the McFerrin Athletic Center.