A free football clinic featuring former NFL players is slated for Sunday, June 23, at Frederick High School.

Kids & Pros, a nonprofit group centered around teaching youngsters football basics, will hold its clinic from 1-5 p.m. on the Frederick High School football field. The clinic is open to players ages 7-13 from across the state.

“This is part of our outreach to promote youth football and how it’s the best time in history to play a better and safer game,” former Middletown High School football coach Kevin Lynott, the local coordinator for the Kids & Pros event, said in an email.

The one-day clinic is a noncontact event, Lynott said.

The clinic staff is scheduled to include former Frederick High star and Minnesota Vikings running back Chuck Foreman, along with former Redskins players Ken Harvey, Brian Mitchell, Rich Milot, Ravin Caldwell and Rick “Doc” Walker. Buddy Curry, a former Atlanta Falcon, is the certified master for the clinic.

Kids & Pros features former NFL players traveling around the country, conducting camps to better inform players and parents the proper ways to train for and play football.

The session includes NFL alumni teaching safe tackling techniques and position fundamentals. Lynott said it also incorporates life skills lessons into the one-day event.

The local clinic, sponsored by Shockley Honda, also features a special information session for parents inside the school, while the clinic is in progress outside.

“The session covers several topics, including perhaps the most talked about aspect of football lately, concussions,” Lynott said. “Concussion protocols, along with other football-related injuries, will be covered.”

For more information, go to kidsandpros.com.

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