Youth Football Clinic Returns to Independence Stadium on June 1


SHREVEPORT, La. (April 1, 2024) – Each June, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl hosts its free Youth Football Clinic for boys and girls from ages five through incoming eighth-graders – offering local kids the opportunity to learn from regional college football coaches. The 13th Annual Youth Football Clinic will return on Saturday, June 1 from 8-11 a.m. at Independence Stadium.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Clinic is a free, non-contact clinic that offers instruction from regional college coaches. In 2023, campers learned from Centenary head coach Byron Dawson and coaches from Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southern-Shreveport and Southern Arkansas. 

Parents are encouraged to register their children in advance and can do so at Spots are limited to 400 participants, so pre-registering by Wednesday, May 29 is the best way to secure a place. Parents must complete a waiver for their child upon arrival on the day of the Youth Football Clinic. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and lunch following 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. Parents will need to submit their child’s waiver agreement at this time. 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 13th year. It is made possible by numerous community partners, including Willis-Knighton Health, Sports World, Little Works in Progress, Whataburger and D1 Training Shreveport.

ON THE DOCKET – Annual Member Crawfish Boil

Independence Bowl Foundation members enjoy an afternoon of crawfish, music and fun every year in late April. The 2024 Annual Member Crawfish Boil is on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hurricane Alley in the East Bank District in Bossier City.

Foundation members and their guest are invited for all-you-can-eat crawfish and jambalaya from Shaver’s Catering. Fans can join the Independence Bowl Foundation to secure tickets to the Annual Crawfish Boil and numerous other great perks while being a part of North Louisiana’s premier nationally televised sporting event. Memberships are available online at

Active members can RSVP for the Annual Member Crawfish Boil by emailing Emalee Butler at [email protected].


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is college football’s 11th most-historic bowl game and celebrated its 47th edition on Saturday, December 16, 2023. The Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the California Golden Bears, 34-14. 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 is slated to match up against the Pac-12 Conference in 2024, and the Big 12 Conference is lined up to face Conference USA in 2025.

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, X and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

425 Ashley Ridge Blvd, Suite 360, Shreveport, LA 71106  |  P.O. Box 6834, Shreveport, LA 71136  |  318.221.0712

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