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Florida State football closes 13 stop youth clinic tour at home in Tallahassee

Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 12:14 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Over the course of the last 45 days, the Florida State football staff has been hosting youth clinics all across the Sunshine State.

The tour began in West Palm Beach and worked through hotbeds like Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa and, on Monday, the camp finally made its way to Tallahassee.

The 13th and final stop of the youth clinic tour was hosted at FSU’s indoor practice facility Monday evening. Seminole head coach Mike Norvell says this is a great way to invest in communities around the state of Florida and celebrate “the Seminole Way”.

“It’s all about building relationships,” he said. “All coaches talk about wanting to make an impact. They all talk about the importance of the state, but we’re excited that we’ve actually been able to go out there and do something to have that positive interaction,” Norvell said, “We’ve created a lot of Seminole fans out there and it’s been a real joy. It’s been a great service for our staff to be able to get in these communities and to be able to provide the opportunity.”

The clinic serviced second through eighth graders, giving them a chance to be coached up by FSU’s coaching staff. Campers went through different drills and were even able to take pictures with Coach Norvell. Norvell says there were close to 400 kids in attendance on Monday looking to hone their skills under the tutelage of Division I coaches, and he’s thrilled to be able to have Tallahassee be the final stop.

“This is one I’ve been looking forward to. To go throughout the state and have over 3000 kids that have had the opportunity to be coached by our staff and have all the wonderful interactions, but then to be able to finish out here at home—it’s special,” Norvell concluded, “I know our staff is excited about it, our community is excited about it, and this is what it’s all about—giving back and working to make a positive impact.”

Between recruiting visits and the youth clinic camps, Norvell says their staff has been able to interact with over 7,500 different people since the beginning of May.

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