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UD, JMU Set To Interact With Fans During Spring Ball

Apr 3, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

Just about every CAA Football squad has some form of an “open practice” policy during spring ball, where fans can easily watch or support their team as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 season.

While each school operates differently with their own methods of getting involved with the local communities, James Madison and Delaware recently announced some pretty cool events specifically relating to bridging the gap with their fans during spring ball.

The Blue Hens, who don’t officially start practice this spring until April 8, announced this week that for the second straight year the team will travel to a local high school on April 26 for a practice/scrimmage as well as host a clinic for youth in the area. UD will conduct the team practice and skills clinic at Milford High School, where the ‘Hens will interact with fans and kids alike, then put on the pads and showcase their own football skills.

In similar fashion, JMU, under the direction of new head coach Everett Withers for the first time this spring, will host its first ever “Student Appreciation Day” on Saturday. It looks to be a great chance for Withers and the rest of the Dukes to speak with students and give them an inside look into the program. For an hour or so, students will be able to meet the coaching staff, win memorabilia, even tour the team’s locker room and try on helmets if they please.

As you can guess, the Dukes are pumped for the first ever student-centered spring ball event.

Be sure to check back on the blog for more spring updates over the next couple of weeks and stay up to do via the CAA Football Twitter account, @CAAFootball, and the league’s Instagram account.