12th Annual Free Youth Football Clinic Returns on Saturday, June 3


For the 12th time, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl will host their annual free Youth Football Clinic – hitting the new turf at Independence Stadium on Saturday, June 3 from 8-11 a.m.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Clinic is a free, non-contact clinic that offers instruction from local and regional college coaches. Schools that provided coaches for the 2022 clinic included Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Centenary and Southern University-Shreveport. Boys and girls from ages five through incoming eighth graders are invited to participate in the free clinic.

Parents can register their children in advance of the 2023 clinic atRadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/youth-football-clinic. Spots are limited to 400 participants, so pre-registering before the clinic is encouraged. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and lunch following the conclusion of the clinic.

The yearly Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Clinic allows boys and girls to learn football fundamentals from college coaches by participating in offensive, defensive and special teams drills. Children will also learn essential fitness techniques and the importance of being physically active.

Check-in for pre-registered participants and registration, if space is available on the morning of the event, will begin at 7 a.m. at the southwest entrance of Independence Stadium. The clinic will run from 8 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic is proud to return for its 12th year. It is made possible by the numerous community partners – Willis-Knighton Health System, Sports World, Little Works in Progress and D1 Training Shreveport.


The first Independence Bowl Foundation member event of the year – the Annual Member Crawfish Boil – is back for the second straight year in the East Bank District in Bossier City. The Member Crawfish Boil is on Saturday, April 15 from 1-4 p.m. in Hurricane Alley in the East Bank District – behind Beauxjax Crafthouse, Bayou Axe Co. and Frozen Pirogue.

All active Independence Bowl Foundation members will receive two wristbands for all-you-can-eat crawfish and jambalaya from Shaver’s Catering. Foundation members can purchase additional tickets for $25 per serving. The Independence Bowl Foundation asks all members to RSVP to Ann Crouch at 318.221.0712 or [email protected].

To gain access to the member-only crawfish boil and all of the other year-round events and benefits from the Independence Bowl Foundation, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/membership.

Local band Hidden Tracks will provide the music for the afternoon, and there will also be a kid’s zone set up in Hurricane Alley. Soft drinks and water will be free for Independence Bowl Foundation members, and beer and liquor can be purchased from BeauxJax Crafthouse, Bayou Axe Co. and Frozen Pirogue.


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is college football’s 11th most-historic bowl game – celebrating its 47th edition in 2023. The Houston Cougars defeated the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 23-16 in the 46th playing of the bowl in 2022. 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, team, and television agreements also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point and BYU are slated to match up 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

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

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