One of the highly anticipated events of Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl week is set for Wednesday, Dec. 18 as the sixth-annual Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic, sponsored by KFC, will take place from 3:30-5:00 pm at the rugby fields next to old Thomas A. Robinson Stadium (adjacent to the National Stadium) in Nassau. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-13, and it is held in cooperation between the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl and USA Football.
Steve Specht, head varsity football coach at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, will lead the teaching staff for USA Football. Specht will work with student-athletes and staff from the Buffalo and Charlotte football teams along with representatives of the Commonwealth American Football League (CAFL) teaching football fundamentals and safety techniques. Last year’s clinic was a success as student-athletes gave back to the youth of the Bahamas using football and fun to interact with participants involved in the event, showing what exercise and hard work can attain.
Specht’s St. Xavier team finished 9-3 this season, and the Bombers reached the regional semifinals of the Ohio state playoffs. He has been the Bombers’ head coach since 2004 winning three Ohio state titles, and Specht coached NFL All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly during his time at St. X.
Registration will take place from 2:30-3:30 pm, and the clinic will follow from 3:30-5:00 pm. Each registered participant will receive a 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl t-shirt and tickets to the 2019 game on Friday, December 20. Each participant must submit a completed event waiver prior to participation. Waivers can be completed during the one-hour registration period.