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Tennessee Future Stars is a nonprofit that empowers youth in the Tipton County Schools. The founder, Taylor House, had always dreamed of starting her own non-profit and creating a place for herself and her peers, so she was able to create the organization after leaving her job.
Each participant will then have the opportunity to try out to be selected to attend a 3 Day camp and cheer at the Kentucky Future Stars All-star football game and activities. Participants will try out by performing the materials/cheers focused on during the tryout clinic. Each participant will begin by spiriting onto the try out floor. Any running or standing tumbling will be performed after the cheer performance. Running or standing tumbling is optional and not required.
It was the spring of 7th grade, and a young and naive Jackson Lampley was training to become a Tennessee Future Star. The Tennessee Future Stars is an all star football team for 7th graders, and there is also one for 8th graders. After trying out for the seventh grade team in the 6th grade, and not making it. 13 year old Jackson Lampley was determined to make the 7th grade team. I was so determined like Rocky Balboa in Rocky VI (the best movie of the series), you could 've probably made a pretty epic training montage for me. I started running up and down the massive hill that I have for a backyard, and I also bought a rope agility ladder to improve my footwork. I would do about 100 push ups and sit ups a night, and yes at the time I thought…show more content… (Source: www.ipl.org)
Tryouts for students are held in cities throughout Tennessee in April, with teams being named in early May. Tennessee teams, coaches and parents arrive in Clarksville on Wednesday, June 12 for three days of practice at Fortera Stadium. Kentucky teams arrive on Friday, June 14 and join their Tennessee counterparts for a social event that evening. All three games are televised and played on Saturday with sixth grade kicking off at 11:00 a.m., seventh grade at 1:00 p.m. and eighth grade at 3:30 p.m. Games are open to the public and general admission is free for active-duty military with their military ID.
“We are thrilled for Future Stars to return to Clarksville and we look forward to giving them a fantastic, one-of-a-kind Clarksville experience,” said Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington. “It was one of the first football events we hosted in the new Fortera Stadium. This year, sixth graders will join the seventh and eighth graders [in the games], so we’re expecting our numbers to almost double.” (Source: clarksvillenow.com)
“Clarksville has an outstanding facility at Austin Peay, and having our guys play on a Division One campus is a big goal for us,” said Tennessee Future Stars Executive Director Josh Jones. “We had such an amazing experience in Clarksville in 2017 – a great city, a great facility, and great service from all of the staff. There was never a question of us considering going anywhere else.”
The 2019 Future Stars games mark the fourth major football event Clarksville Tourism officials have recruited and hosted since the renovation of Fortera Stadium. In addition to the two Future Stars games, the Toyota All-Star East West Classic chose Clarksville as its home in 2017 and 2018 and will be returning to Fortera in 2019 as well. (Source: clarksvillenow.com)