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    Northwestern Football Performance Clinic Set for April 12

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Jay Hooten, director of football performance at Northwestern, is among the presenters at NU's Football Performance Clinic on Thursday, April 12.
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    Jay Hooten, director of football performance at Northwestern, is among the presenters at NU's Football Performance Clinic on Thursday, April 12.
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    March 1, 2012

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    EVANSTON, Ill. -- On Thursday, April 12, Northwestern will host a day-long Football Performance Clinic for area high school football coaches, strength and sports performance coaches, personal trainers and parents. After beginning the day with a visit to a Northwestern spring practice and a welcome by head coach Pat Fitzgerald, clinic attendees will take in a series of presentations by the NU football performance staff on how best to maximize a football training regimen.

    The clinic will be hosted at Northwestern's Nicolet Football Center, located adjacent to Ryan Field in Evanston (2707 Ashland Avenue). Presentation topics for the day include:

    12:30 p.m.: "Core Training -- The Missing Link" • Derek Sulo, Northwestern G.A. Football Performance
    1 p.m.: "Developing Speed for the Football Field" • Rickey Jackson, Northwestern Assistant Football Performance Coach
    1:30 p.m.: "Martial Arts for Football" • Jose-Jose Palma, MMA Specialist, Northwestern Volunteer Football Performance Coach
    2:15 p.m.: "Position Specific Training" • Jay Hooten, Northwestern Director of Football Performance
    2:45 p.m.: "Developing a Championship Attitude" • Allan Johnson, Assistant Director of Football Performance

    Northwestern associate athletic trainer Jennifer Brown also will be on hand to discuss injury prevention for football athletes.

    Cost of attendance for the clinic is $30 if received by Monday, April 9, and $40 if paid on the day of the clinic. To register for the event, individuals should complete the clinic registration form and return with payment to:

    Allan Johnson, Northwestern University
    Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance
    1501 Central Street
    Evanston, IL 60208

    Checks should be made payable to: SJRB LLC. For more information, contact Allan Johnson at 847-491-4465 or via e-mail at allan.johnson@northwestern.edu.

    Hooten is entering his fourth season working directly with Northwestern football student-athletes and his second as the director of sports performance. The Wildcats are coming off a 2011 season in which they earned a bowl berth for a school-record fourth consecutive season, earning a bid to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas against Texas A&M.

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