Webb City and John Roderique chosen to conduct coaching clinic sponsored by USA Football and Patrick Mahomes’ foundation

Three clinics to promote healthy football practices

Webb City is one of three sites selected to host USA Football summer coaching clinics sponsored by 15 and the Mahomies Foundation.

Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his foundation have partnered with USA Football to enhance the youth football experiences.

The clinic here, which will be held Saturday, July 31, will be lead by John Roderique, Webb City football coach and athletic director.

Roderique’s association with USA Football goes back to July 2013 when he represented Missouri at the NFL Foundation-USA Football Youth Summit in Canton, Ohio. He reported when he returned that the purpose of the summit had been to “promote a safer game.”

Earlier that year, he had become a Heads Up Football master trainer at Indianapolis, Ind., and gone on to put on a conference about player safety in St. Louis.

The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children through initiatives that focus on education, health, wellness, underserved communities, and other charitable causes. It was established by Mahomes in 2019.

“Smart coaching can make a lasting and positive impact on kids and their sports development,” says Mahomes. “I’m happy to partner with USA Football to support healthy football practices for coaches and youth athletes across the KC region.”

Also leading the local clinic will be Mike Bellers, retired Rockwood Summit High School football coach.

The Webb City clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 31, at the high school.

The two other clinic sites and dates are Olathe, Kan., on July 27, and Park Hill, on Aug. 7.

Coaches can sign up online for free.


Want to become a conservation agent?

Interested in a healthy, rewarding, outdoor career to help protect and manage wildlife resources for future generations?  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is currently recruiting and accepting online applications to fill an academy class of conservation agent trainees.

Successful candidates will undergo 26 weeks of intense training in all facets of law enforcement and resource management/conservation stewardship. Upon graduation, newly commissioned conservation agents receive a county assignment and become the face of conservation in their communities – fairly enforcing the Wildlife Code of Missouri to promote voluntary compliance and serving the public “off the beaten path”.

Get more information on essential agent job duties, education requirements, experience and knowledge needed, required skills and abilities, physical abilities required, pay and benefits, how to apply, conditions of employment, and more online at:  https://jobs.mdc.mo.gov/job/Jefferson-City-Conservation-Agent-Trainee-MO-65109/760051400/

To learn more about the job, contact MDC Protection Branch Major Brian Ham at (573) 751-4115, ext. 3819 or Brian.Ham@mdc.mo.gov.

Want to know more about the work of conservation agents? Watch these videos from MDC: Conservation Agent Matt Smith at youtube.com/watch?v=1856t1GC6OE and MDC Conservation Agent Lexis Riter at youtube.com/watch?v=8Beigpg8I3A .

Applications for managed deer hunts accepted through July

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state this fall and winter.

MDC offers managed deer hunts for archery, muzzleloading, crossbow, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas. Some managed deer hunts are held specifically for youth or for people with disabilities.

The managed deer hunt application period is July 1 – 31. Hunters are selected by a weighted random drawing. Draw results will be available Aug. 15 through Jan. 15. Applicants who are drawn will receive area maps and other hunt information by email, or mail if an email address is not located on the customer’s account.

Get more information on managed deer hunts, preview hunt details, and apply starting July 1 at mdc.mo.gov/managedhunt.

Details about managed hunts can also be found in the MDC “2021 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklet, available starting in early July at MDC offices and nature centers, from permit vendors around the state, and online at mdc.mo.gov.

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