MARK IT DOWN: Annual Youth Skills Camp scheduled May 27-31

MARK IT DOWN: Annual Youth Skills Camp scheduled May 27-31

Are you ready for some football?

Boys and girls entering grades 1-8 will have an opportunity to learn from the best May 27-31, when the annual Cardinal Football Youth Skills Camp unfolds at the practice field at Trinity Valley Community College.

Cost of the camp, which will be conducted by the TVCC football coaching staff, is $85 if the participant is registered by May 24. Cost after that date is $100. Make checks payable to: TVCC.

The registration fee includes instruction and a camp T-shirt.

Late registration is scheduled at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of camp.

"The camp is something our staff looks forward to each year," TVCC  head football coach Sherard Poteete said. "We enjoy working with the kids and want to make sure they have a great time.

"We also understand it's important they leave with a love of the game and have a better understanding of the skills and fundamentals involved."

Camp will be conducted on the TVCC practice field, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. It will conclude at 11:30 a.m.

All participants will have specialized position coaching by the TVCC football coaching staff. There will be constant activity and drills ensuring participants will never be left unsupervised.

Each camper should be dressed in athletic shorts and cleats. Quarterbacks may want to bring their own football.

Campers also are reminded to drink plenty of fluids. Ice water will be provided, and other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at a camp store.

Poteete encourages those who want to participate in the camp to sign up quickly due to the limited number of campers allowed. Mail completed registration forms, available at the field house, to: Cardinal Football Camp, 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, Texas, 75751.

For more information, contact the TVCC football office at 903-675-6227 or 903-675-6219.