The Campbell County High School football camp wrapped up its annual summer football camp, yesterday evening. Camels Coach Vic Wilkerson says the camp had a few primary objectives.
“Football should be fun. We preach that at the high school level. It should be a game that they enjoy playing, and I want them to enjoy it all the way through,” said Wilkerson. “I really get disappointed when kids get down on football and say it's not fun any more. That's what it should be, it's a game, so we've been having fun with that. The second thing is they've been working hard on new technique and position technique to improve themselves so that when they get to the team stuff, whatever team they're on, in the Fall, they can be ready with good technique.”
Camel football players partcipated in the evening session, and helped coach younger players in the morning, which is something Wilkerson says he likes to see.
“Definitely, it's great for these high school guys. They come in during the morning and volunteer their time. They get a lot better understanding of what we're trying to teach them, because a lot of the techniques are the same as what we are teaching them in the evening,” said Wilkerson.
He says the younger kids enjoy interacting with the players too.
“These younger kids look up to those older kids,” said Wilkerson. “Today, during our break time we had a popsicle and popped in the highlights from last season, and to see the younger kids get excited about Camel football is great.”
Practice, for the upcoming season, starts Monday, August 12.