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Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:58

By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze

 

The Wauneta-Palisade Football team and coaches will host the “Broncos Football Camp” next week, July 30 and 31, for youth in grades two through eight. Ages are based on the grade youth will be in starting this fall.

According to Broncos coach Joseph Frecks the idea came about during summer weight training this year.

Frecks said Connor Kayton brought the idea up, as he wanted to find a way to get younger kids excited about football and excited for the upcoming season.

From there the WP football team, coaches and Connor’s mom, Shelly Kayton, ran with the idea to design a camp for youth.

“I thought it was a great idea. I hope to get a good number of kids out and generate some excitement about football,” said Coach Frecks.

At the camp youth will learn football fundamentals including tackling drills with a dummy, agility drills, timed 40s and the correct form for tackling. The two-day camp will also include punt, pass and kick competitions.

“There hasn’t been many football camps available for young kids recently, we wanted to put one on for them,” Connor Kayton explained.

In addition to basic football fundamentals, “the camp will give the younger kids an opportunity to make connections with the high school football players,” said Coach Frecks.

The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. MT for grades two through four and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT for grades five through eight.

The cost of the camp is $20. Camp participants will receive a football jersey with the number of their choosing. Football team members are available to give camp participants rides to camp if needed.

Call Coach Frecks at 308-340-3457 for more information or to register.