11th Annual Youth Football Clinic Hits the Field on June 4


SHREVEPORT, La. (March 22, 2022) – A yearly tradition for the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – the bowl will host the 11th annual Youth Football Clinic at Independence Stadium on Saturday, June 4 from 8-11:30 a.m.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic is a free football clinic with instruction from local and regional college football coaches, as well as former NFL players. Boys and girls from ages five through incoming-eighth graders are invited to participate in the free, non-contact football clinic. 

Parents can register their children in advance of the free clinic at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/youth-football-clinic. Spots for the clinic are limited to 400 participants. Check-in for preregistered participants and registration if space is still available on the morning of the event will begin at 7 a.m. in the southwest entrance of Independence Stadium, and the clinic will run from 8 a.m. until approximately 11:30 a.m.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Clinic provides boys and girls with an opportunity to learn football fundamentals by participating in offensive, defensive and special teams drills from regional college football coaches and former NFL players. Youth will also learn different important fitness techniques and the importance of being physically active. All participants will receive a free lunch following the clinic and a free t-shirt.

Sponsors of the 2022 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic include Willis-Knighton Health System, First Bossier, Sports World, Little Works in Progress and D1 Training Shreveport.


The Member Crawfish Boil is back for 2022 in a new location. All active Independence Bowl Foundation members will receive two wristbands for all-you-can-eat crawfish and jambalaya from Shaver’s Catering. The boil will be at Hurricane Alley in the East Bank District of Bossier City (located behind BeauxJax Crafthouse, Bayou Axe Co. and Frozen Pirogue) on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To purchase a new membership or renew your membership so you can enjoy the Member Crawfish Boil, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/foundation-membership-purchase.

Enjoy live music from The Hollow Decks throughout the entirety of the event, and a kid zone will also be set up in Hurricane Alley! Soft drinks and water will be available for all Independence Bowl Foundation members, while beer and liquor will be available for sale through BeauxJax Crafthouse, Bayou Axe Co. and Frozen Pirogue.

The Independence Bowl Foundation asks all members to RSVP to Ann Crouch at (318) 221-0712 or [email protected]. 


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is the nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game. The UAB Blazers defeated the No. 13 BYU Cougars 31-28 in the 45th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a one-year extension with Radiance Technologies – ensuring they will be the title sponsor through 2025. The bowl’s conference and team agreements, as well as the television agreement, also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point and BYU are slated to matchup against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, which will be televised on an ESPN network.

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

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