Since its inception in 1999, the program has provided a youth tackle football program for young boys and girls. The program is designed to teach participants various skills at every position. Along with football instruction, all participants received counseling through a life skills development curriculum incorporated into the program. Coaches follow a specifically designed curriculum created by a sports psychologist, with different life skills integrated throughout the on-field curriculum. Subjects include responsibility, goal setting, sportsmanship, self-control, smart moves and teamwork.
At this week’s camp, players were separated into groups that took turns at various stations. At the stations, athletes went through a variety of agility drills, as well as taking part in football fundamentals, like the correct way to get in a three-point stance, the proper way to backpedal as a defensive back and the right way to catch the ball as a receiver.
Along with having fun, players at the camp were pleased with the skills they were able to learn.