College Night a big benefit for area programs
By PrepsKC staff
The Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association helps the growth of football in the Kansas City Metro in many ways. One of the biggest in the GKCFCA’s annual college night where coaches from area colleges meet with high school coaches to talk about rising juniors and their prospects for playing college football.
The event is held annually at Rockhurst High School. This year’s college night takes place tonight and more than 40 colleges and university coaches from around the Midwest will come and meet with member coaches of the GKCFCA. This event helps college coaches jump start their recruiting for the fall season and allows the high school coaches to showcase all of their players.
GKCFCA President Mike Berg said this is just another way the association is helping grow the sport and help athletes in the Metro.
“College Night is a great time to build connections with college coaches that recruit the KC Metro area,” Berg said. “It gives the college coaches an opportunity to learn about our student-athletes and gives the HS coaches a chance to see what each college has to offer.”
The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is open to college coaching staffs of schools in NCAA Division II and III and schools from the NAIA.
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