The University of Miami football team announced today the beginning of a year-long partnership with the American Youth Football League (AYFL) (ages 13 and below) in Broward County.
The partnership begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. at PAL Field in Plantation Fla., with the first of two coaches’ clinics. Miami head coach Mark Richt and other Hurricane assistant coaches will be on hand to provide instruction to youth coaches in the AYFL.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership with the AYFL,” Richt said. “Through this partnership, we will be able to give kids and coaches the proper instruction they need to help advance their skills. This is a great opportunity to get out into the community and speak to some of our youth football programs in the AYFL. I’m looking forward to this clinic and to visiting other youth teams in parks throughout the tri-county area in the near future.”
The AYFL is one of South Florida’s largest youth football leagues and features teams from Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Davie, Delray, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston and West Pines.
“I think it is very important that the premier youth football program partners with the University of Miami in order to get the proper instruction from the Hurricane coaching staff,” said AYFL Executive Vice President Joel Greenberg. “I think the overall experience will provide great excitement and help generate awareness of youth football and help continue to grow the game with UM.”