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High school to host Football University Tackling Academy

Halifax County High School and Football University are teaming up to host a special free football tackling clinic for players and coaches Saturday, February 11 at Halifax County High School. The event is tentatively set from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Check-in and registration will be held at the Halifax County High School lobby. The clinic will be held on the football field if weather permits. If not, it will be held in the school gym.

Halifax County High School Assistant Football Coach Jerry McCoy said the clinic is open to the public to any student in grades 6 - 11 interested in playing football or is a current player.

McCoy also noted that there is going to be a coaching component to the clinic as well, where the instructors will talk only to coaches. McCoy stressed that anyone coaching football from the Pee Wee, Mites and Midgets levels through middle school and high school can attend the clinic free of charge.

Area players and coaches that wish to attend the clinic are urged to register prior to the clinic. Registration will also be accepted on the day of the event.

Persons wishing to register in advance should e-mail McCoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Halifax County High School Athletic Director Allen Lawter and other members of the Halifax County High School football coaching staff will also accept requests.

Students participating in the clinic should wear sweats if the weather is cold or wet, or, if the event is held in the gym, participants should wear comfortable workout clothes and athletic shoes. In addition, students should bring writing utensils, and water and/or drink.

Football University’s Tackling Academy is led by Coach Thurmond Moore. Moore has 28 years of coaching experience ranging from the UFL, NFL, college football and high school football and has worked with a number of Pro Bowl football players.

The academy is being provided at no charge from the creators of the U.S. Army All American Bowl Football University.