June 22, 2005
BERKELEY - Cal head coach Jeff Tedford and his coaching staff will host the second annual Cal Women's Football Huddle Friday, Aug. 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.
The event - for women only - will interactively teach participants about the ins and outs of football, from officials' signals to individual position responsibilities. More than 300 women signed up last year and an even larger crowd is expected this summer.
Online registration will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 4, and last-minute registrants may sign up in person at the event.
Appetizers, beverages and a Cal football t-shirt are complimentary with the $25 early registration fee. All participants must be over 21. Sign up a friend during early registration and pay only $40 for two entry fees (must be made at the same time to receive the discount). After July 29, the registration fee rises to $35 per person.
Fans can choose between two different courses. Football 101 includes an introduction to football basics. Learn about equipment, hear from referees and take part in basic drills on the field. This was the only course offered last year and is recommended for those who didn't participate in last year's Football Huddle.
Intermediate Football is designed as the next step for those who came to the Huddle in 2004. This class will feature more interactive drills, including instruction on formations, huddle communication and simulated plays.
Check-in for the event takes place from 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the concession area between gates G and GG. The Women's Football Huddle commences at 6 p.m. on the turf at Memorial Stadium. Tours of the facility will be available during check-in and after the event. Participants should wear workout apparel and tennis shoes.