Troy hosts Football 101 at Veterans Memorial Stadium

Published 8:53 pm Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Troy University football program, along with Cecily Lindsey hosted the seventh annual Football 101 for Women event on Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Female Trojan fans were treated to a meal and went behind the scenes to learn more about the Trojan football team.

“I love this type of event,” Lindsey said. “It gets the women involved and gets them really familiar with the program in a more relaxed atmosphere.”

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The event allows the participants to learn firsthand about the day-to-day schedule for a member of the Troy football team, behind the scenes access not normally given by college programs.

“I think it’s super important because you get to see the people involved at different levels,” Lindsey said. “You get to see personalities; you get to see relationships. Women really are the backbone of the family and the driving force, so to get them involved and to have fun is really special.”

Along with enjoying a meal, participants enjoyed a question and answer segment with the new head football coach Chip Lindsey and his wife.

After the session, participants split up to take tours of the new North Endzone Facility where they also heard from an NCAA referee. At the end of the night, everybody regrouped on the practice field where they participated in football drills.

“They’re going to the new team meeting room and to hear from one of the referees,” Cecily Lindsey said. “They go in the weight room to learn about conditioning and to see the nutrition layout. They go into the dressing room to see how it’s done during recruiting visits, they see the uniform combinations and how the lockers are set up and they try on the shoulder pads.”

Lindsey hopes the event will be remembered as a time for everybody to come together.

“It is a good time for all of us to come together and have a little of fun with football, but understand all the hard work that goes into it.”