Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Young football players learn the basics

At spring Optimist camps

    Fifth-year Wood River High School football coach Kevin Stilling is excited about youth football camps coming up at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
    Stilling believes that learning football fundamentals and doing strength training become year-round commitments as players get older, and it all starts in the lower grades.
    The 2013 Optimist Camp for kids entering grades 1-8 next fall (current K-7 graders) is Tuesday through Friday, May 28-31, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Hailey high school. No previous football experience is needed. Cost is $40. Each camper receives a t-shirt and excellent coaching.
    Stilling said, “The Optimist Camp is run by the high school and Optimist staffs with the assistance of Wood River varsity players. The purpose is to teach football skills in a fun and energetic atmosphere.”
    The High School Spring Skills Camp (no pads) for freshmen through seniors also takes place Tuesday through Friday, May 28-31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each evening at the high school. There is no charge for this camp.
    Contact Stilling at

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