Saturday afternoon offered a fun and educational day for some of the ECU Football teams biggest fans. Pirate football coach Scottie Montgomery hosted his annual ladies football clinic. 

It allows the female fans of Pirate Nation to get an inside look at the Pirate football program. The ladies take tours of the locker rooms, check out the equipment that the players wear and get a lesson in football from coaches and AAC referees. After the lesson, the ladies have a Q and A session with the AAC offical to answer any questions they may have about the rules of the game. 

Following that, the ladies headed out to the field to participate in on field drills with the ECU coaches and players. The drills include everything from learning how to shed blocks, to learning how to pass on the run and even kick field goals, plus much more. 

“It’s been really cool,” said Kelli Peck-Smith, a participant in the clinic. “Great to have an inside view to how the program works and a little bit about the football drills and how these athletes prepare, it’s really really hard. When you see it on TV, it looks way easier than it really is.”

“It’s a great day for the ladies to come out, get the Pirate experience,” said coach Montgomery. “Some true loyal Pirates out here. They’ve been here every year since we’ve started this. We’ve had this number to continue to grow and grow and grow. All of our coaches out here coaching, we’ve got our players out here working the camp as well, which is an addition to what we had last year.”