Former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman, Derek Kennard will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children ages 7-18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  July 21 at Copper Sky Regional Park.

The free event is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in an exciting and energetic environment and is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation.

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.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. Online registration is available at

Kennard started his pro career in 1984 with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL. In 1986 he landed with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1991. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboy in 1994. With the Cowboys, he played center in Super Bowl XXX, which the Cowboys won over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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