The Huskies appear to be taking pages from the Rob Gronkowski playbook.
The UConn football program recently announced its plans to host a football clinic for women this June, featuring on-field drills and cocktails.
Nick Schwartz of For The Win spotted details of the one-day event, which will run attendees $40 for an evening of football fundamentals taught by members of the Huskies staff at the team’s training facility in Storrs. Participants must be 21 years or older, a rule made necessary by the "social hour" segment of the clinic where participants can hang out by a cash bar.
The team is making it clear that this event isn’t meant to imply women lack a knowledge of the sport. Huskies spokesman Mike Enright told The Associated Press the event is something fans of all levels of knowledge can learn from. He said:
It’s just meant to be a fun-filled thing. We understand that many of these women may know more about the game than a lot of men. This is something that fans from those with virtually no knowledge of the game to a very intricate knowledge of the game can get something from.
If this event sounds familiar, it’s probably because UConn’s clinic mirrors one that was put on by Rob Gronkowski in 2013.
The New England tight end hosted around 120 women for unlimited drinks and a football-tinged seminar in November in what appeared to be a ridiculously good time for all involved.
The bar is set high, UConn. Huskies head coach Bob Diaco will have to break out some slam dancing if he hopes to put on a better event.
After all, it’s not football without martinis and break dancing. That’s first-day stuff.
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