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June 28, 2011

Football stringers needed
The Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press and La Cañada Sun newspapers are looking for stringers to cover high school football teams in the fall.

Writers will cover the three local programs — Burbank, Burroughs and Bellarmine- Jefferson — as well as teams in the Glendale, La Crescenta and La Cañada areas.

Individuals should have a knowledge of football, some writing experience and have samples of his or her work. In addition, a knowledge of statistic keeping is a must. Writers would work mostly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.


Individuals will be paid for their work and have their stories appear in print.
Interested writers can e-mail Leader Sports Editor Jeff Tully at, or call (818) 637-3245.

Vikings looking for head coach
The Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program is looking for a head coach for one of its teams.

The league is open to boys and girls 8 to 14 who will play on age- and weight-specific teams. Teams will play a conference schedule against other programs.

The Vikings squads compete against programs from other cities in conference games, with home contests played Saturdays at Burbank High.

There is also a homecoming.

The Vikings’ organization has developed players who have gone on to success in high school, college and the NFL.

Interested coaches can e-mail or call Kirk Jensen at (818) 426-4986.

Skills and drill football camp
Players 6-14 who would like to improve their football skills can do so at the Skills and Drill Youth Football Camp.

The camp will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, July 11-14, at the Burbank High football field.
The cost is $100, and additional siblings are $50.

The non-contact camp is designed to teach young players proper techniques when running, catching, throwing, tackling or blocking. Each camper will learn eight specific drills.

Included in the camp will be instruction from current high school and college coaches (no students), team competitions, flag games, motivational topics, awards for top performers, a camp T-shirt and lunch will be provided.
For more information, call (818) 383-1774, or e-mail, or visit

Youth football camp offered
Burroughs High football Coach Keith Knoop, in conjunction with the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program, will be conducting his ninth annual Youth Football Camp from 8 p.m. to noon, July 11-14 at Luther Burbank Middle School.

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