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Pitt will replace spring game with Fan Field Pass Event

Pitt SPring Football Drills
Pitt SPring Football Drills
Steve Flinn

In lieu of a spring game to officially end this year's spring practice session, the University of Pittsburgh has decided to host an interactive day of football instruction which will be free and open to the public.

The event, called Pitt Football Field Pass will be held on Sunday, April 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the team's UPMC Sports Performance Complex at 3450 South Water St. on Pittsburgh's South Side, which is also the practice home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst feels the players and coaches will enjoy hosting the event as much as the fans will enjoy attending it.

"Our kids enjoy doing that. There's a lot of work going into [the event]," Chryst said. "We think it will be good for the community. The people that come will have a good day."

The Pitt Football Field Pass activities will include:

A Youth Clinic in the indoor practice facility for grade schoolers which will feature football fundamental instruction from Pitt players and coaches. Areas of instruction will include quarterback, running back, receiver, offensive and defensive line, linebacker, defensive back, and kicking.

A Video Chalk Talk with offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph on offensive strategies with the presentation focusing on the pro-style offense, which the Panthers offense is based on

A Film Room Study where defensive coordinator Matt House will break down the Panthers' defensive strategies

A Recruiting Roadmap where recruiting coordinator Dann Kabala will outline recruiting strategy from prospect evaluation to Letter of Intent day

A Strength and Conditioning Presentation focusing on year-round physical development by Pitt's first-year strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej.

Parking at the actual facility is limited, so fans attending the event can park at the corner of Second Avenue and Hot Metal Street as Shuttles will transport all Pitt Football Field Pass guests to the venue.

for further info: Pitt web site

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