2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: Saturday, December 18 at 2:30 PM

10th Annual Youth Clinic Hits the Field This Saturday

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic is set to hit the field at Independence Stadium this Saturday, June 5 – with participants receiving instruction from former NFL players and regional college coaches.

The Youth Clinic is a free clinic and open to youth from five-years-old through incoming eighth-graders. The clinic will kick off at 8 a.m. and run until approximately 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the southwest entrance of Independence Stadium.

Parents can register their children in advance for the clinic, and preregistration is available now at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/youth-football-clinic. Spots for the clinic are limited to 400 participants.

Participants will receive instruction from former NFL players Liffort Hobley and Andrew Givens, as well as regional college coaches from the FCS National Champions Sam Houston State, Northwestern State, Louisiana College and Southern University-Shreveport. They will also receive a free t-shirt and lunch following the clinic.

The annual Youth Football Clinic teaches participants football fundamentals by participating in offensive, defensive and special team drills. Youth will also learn different fitness techniques and the importance of being physically active. The clinic also teaches participants life skills from some of the region’s finest college football coaches.

Sponsors of the 2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic include First Bossier, Willis-Knighton Health System, D1 Training Shreveport, Little Works in Progress and Sports World.


Following this weekend’s Youth Football Clinic, the next Independence Bowl Foundation event on the docket is the Kickoff Dinner on Saturday, July 10 at 6 p.m. – with former LSU and Dallas Cowboys defensive end and current ESPN NFL analyst Marcus Spears as the featured speaker.

The annual Kickoff Dinner is slated for Saturday, July 10 at the Shreveport-Convention Center. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., while the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Spears will begin speaking at approximately 7:15 p.m. with a brief audience Q&A to follow. The doors to the Shreveport Convention Center will open at 5:30 p.m.

Individual tickets to the 2021 Kickoff Dinner are $50 apiece, while a table for eight is $400 apiece. Tickets can be purchased online at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/shop or over the phone by calling the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712 or toll-free at 888.414.BOWL.


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is the nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game. The 45th edition is slated to match up BYU and a representative of Conference USA on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. CST on ABC. Louisiana Tech recorded the first shutout in the game’s history with a 14-0 victory over Miami in the 44th Independence Bowl in 2019. 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 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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