Academy Football, Part 2

Women from around the state gather to learn about the game of football from the pros.

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"The Next Step" takes women more in depth into the game of footballINDIANAPOLIS— Women eager to improve their football knowledge gathered at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center Tuesday night for some good, old-fashioned book work. The Colts Women's 101-Advanced Clinic, presented by Reis Nichols, Dairy Management, and Carrabba's Italian Grill, allowed women of all ages to attend a "classroom setting" workshop. The Advanced course served as a more in-depth follow-up to the 101-Beginner course held in October (although participants were not required to attend the Beginner course).

After dinner (provided by Carrabba's), shopping through MainGate's Colts merchandise, and some prize give-a-ways, over 200 participants rotated through three different classes. Colts Defensive Back, Jamie Silva explained the art of special teams and answered questions about playing in the NFL. 20-year NFL Official Mark Baltz walked through the duties of the game's officials and showed some training videos. Colts Alumni Tight End Geneo Riley educated guests on common offensive plays and defensive formations.

The ladies left the camp with some additional learning materials, gifts and goodie bags, and one lucky participant won a 32" TV, courtesy of RCA. Some women came so they would have a better understanding while watching a game. Other women were excited to discuss their recently acquired knowledge to friends and family. But everyone left with a better understanding of today's most popular and dynamic sport.

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