Independence Bowl Foundation Hosting Annual Free Youth Football Clinic on June 3


SHREVEPORT, La. (May 16, 2023) – The 12th Annual Independence Bowl Foundation Youth Football Clinic is just over two weeks away, as it will take to the Independence Stadium field on Saturday, June 3 from 8-11 a.m.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Clinic is a free, non-contact clinic open to kids ages five through incoming eighth graders. The annual clinic offers instruction from local and regional college coaches. It will feature Centenary head coach Byron Dawson and coaches from Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southern-Shreveport, Southern Arkansas and D1 Training Shreveport.

Parents can register their children in advance of the 2023 clinic at 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 made possible by the numerous community partners – Willis-Knighton Health System, Sports World, Little Works in Progress and D1 Training Shreveport.


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 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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