D’town football camp set for first week in June

Staff reports

GEISMAR?– The 2010 D’town Football camp will be held June 1-4 from 9 a.m. to noon daily.

Sponsored by BRPT-Lake, Coca-Cola and TLJ?Enterprises, the camp is not affiliated with the Ascension Parish School Board.

The camp is for boys ages 6-14 or entering ninth grade in August.

The dates are Tuesday-Friday, June 1-4 from 9 a.m. through noon each day.

The registration fee is $80 per camper, and checks should be made payable to TLJ Enterprises.

The location will be the Dutchtown High School football practice fields.

Campers should arrive by 8:55 a.m. each day in appropriate workout clothing, such as T-shirt, shorts, socks and cleats or sneakers.

Powerade and a snack will be provided for all participants at a mid-morning break. Water will be available at all times to the campers.

They will also receive a camp T-shirt as well as a certificate of attendance.

Daily awards will be presented to campers staff deem as deserving recognition.

Camp will include football and character instruction and fun competition. The camp will also include instruction and drills in speed, strength and power development.

The camp will focus on football techniques and fundamentals. Activities will include sport as well as position specific individual drills, small group activities, and whole group demonstrations such as 7 on 7 passing competitions.

Campers will be instructed in and participate in drills for each football  position.

Instruction will be provided by varsity, junior varsity, ninth grade and middle school coaches with help from select members of the varsity football team.

If inclement weather causes the camp to be moved inside for a period of time, activities will be adjusted to suit the venue which may include showing football related videos.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged. If pre-registered, mail the registration by May 19. Registration will be accepted the day of camp, but there is no guarantee that the camper will get his preferred t-shirt size.

For more information, contact coach Benny Saia at benny.saia@apsb.org or 225-621-8279 or coach John Talley at john.talley@apsb.org or 225-287-6862.

Walk-up registration is available although pre-registration is preferred.