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Rams Roll Into East L.A. For NFL “Play 60” Youth Clinic | NFL

(East Los Angeles)–-The Los Angeles Rams made a great community outreach visit to East L.A. and conducted a Co-Ed youth football clinic requested by its Pop Warner team, the East L.A. Bulldogs, for ages (5-14), on Saturday, 6/29/19. Under the NFL’s fantastic and ever-growing youth outreach program, “Play 60” (The NFL’s Movement For An Active Generation), the clinic was held in the football stadium of the Garfield High School Bulldogs, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Attendance was absolutely FREE and attracted youth not only from East L.A., but from other surrounding communities. Each camper was given a Rams T-shirt.


The Rams contingent was led by former Dorsey HS Don, UCLA Bruin, and Green Bay Packer, Johnathan Franklin, now the team’s Leader for Community Affairs & Engagementalong with well-known local high school coach, Lance Holliday, formerly an Assistant Coach (Receivers) aRoosevelt High School from 1981-2013. Another key clinic staffer was Milton Knox, UCLA-Fresno State/Birmingham HS grad, who played Pro ball in Europe. Other Rams’ “NFL Play 60” staff included several position coaches. The dual mission of the clinic was to provide well-rounded training and safety techniques through Skills & Drills and secondly to build up and exemplify useful character and leadership traits for all participants.


Photo Gallery: Erik Sarni


Play 60 Recap:

A total of 132 youthful campers/players had a chance to work-out at a professional level and at ALL prescribed positions by doing the following fundamental drills of the sport, under the watchful eye of the Play 60 clinic staff…conditioning…blocking…tackling…running…footwork…speed…passing…receiving.


Coach Lance Holliday was one of the local staff members who played a big part in the clinic. He was very glad that he was able to teach some football basics to a third generational youth in the person of 6 year-old, Nate Huguez,  the grandson of Coach Alfredo Robledo (Garfield HS), whom he coached at Roosevelt in 1983.


These types of youth “Play 60” Clinics, sponsored by the Rams Community Affairs & Engagement Unit, will be conducted for the City of Los Angeles, in conjunction with the L.A.P.D. sub-stations located in and near, Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, and Imperial Courts. Later in the month, the Unit will be headed just north up to Ventura County where they’ll conduct a clinic for youth currently under Juvenile Court jurisdiction.


For more information on how to reach out to the Rams Community Affairs & Engagement Unit and Johnathan Franklin,  please call (818) 540-2016 or E-mail jfranklin@rams.nfl.com. You may also view the video embedded in this post.


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