Former NFL player, Ashtabula grad Bunch returns to conduct camp on June 22

May 20—Staff Report

Former New York Giants and Los Angeles Raiders running back Jarrod Bunch, an Ashtabula High School graduate, will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children ages 7 -13 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at SPIRE Academy.

Walk-up registration is from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on June 22.

All athletes must register online and complete the digital event waiver in order to be eligible to participate at:

In person registration will also be available and held at the following libraries:

—Geneva Public Library (440-466-4521) from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday.

—Ashtabula Public Library (440-997-9341) from 2:30- 4 p.m. on May 28,

—Jefferson Public Library (440-576-3761) from 3-5 p.m. on May 29.

—Harbor Topkey Memorial Library (440-964-9645) from 3-5 p.m. on May 30.

The fun and free event is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in an exciting and energetic environment.

This is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation.

"The Jarrod Bunch camp is a big thing for our community," first-year Lakeside football coach Terry Henton said. "The fact that he flies across the country to come back to his hometown is amazing. He is involved from beginning to end."

FUNdamentals incorporates a series of drills to teach passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact setting.

All skills and drills selected are based on USA Football's Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children are learning in an age-appropriate manner, based on their cognitive and physical maturity.

USA Football is the sport's national governing body and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport.

As the sport's national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.