Stellato Presents Fundamental American Football Showcase in Salem on Sunday | Sports

For the first time since Sean Stellato launched the All-American Football Fundamental Showcase in 2008, it will be held this Sunday in his hometown of Salem at Bertram Field.

Stellato, an NFL player’s agent, said the event – which hasn’t taken place for the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic – will be better than ever. It starts at 8 a.m. in Bertram and will continue until 1 p.m.

“It will be great energy from start to finish,” said Stellato, who will be former New England Patriot Obi Melifonwu and Jonas Gray at the event as well as the former Brown University quarterback. and current Jacksonville Jaguar EJ Perry. He also said there will be a “surprise” guest from the NFL.

“We are going to go there, get busy right away and buy some time. Each youngster will walk away with a really cool bag of goodies after they have had time to get autographs. he added.

The showcase is for all age groups, from kindergarten to grade 12. Pre-registration is $50.

Stellato said they will be split into appropriate age groups and the fundamentals of the game will be taught. Participants will receive a jersey and football trinkets from various NFL teams as part of their experience.

While there, they will be timed in the 40-yard sprint, do the long jump, and older players will play 7-on-7, among the many events played. The ‘young pup’ will not have a contract, but rather will learn the technical aspects of the game. Four prizes will be awarded for each of the age groups.

The event was originally held at Chelsea for the first three years, then at Manning Field in Lynn for seven years.

“We promise a magical day for Salem right after Halloween,” said Stellato, who has awarded 45 grants to Salem schools and the Boys and Girls Club. “Even though the game is new for younger kids, they will have fun and learn a lot of basics.”

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