JHS Football Holds Annual Future Red Raider Camp

The Jamestown High School Football Team has been holding its annual Future Red Raider Camp this week. The camp, which is in its 12th year, is targeted to area youth-athletes ages six to 13.

The goal of the camp is to work on fundamentals of the game including: blocking, tackling, catching, throwing, carrying the football and accepting a hand-off. They also play a variety of games to promote competition and fun. Current JHS football players volunteer their time to help the kids under the coaching staff’s supervision giving back to their community and also, so the youth players get to know the current Red Raiders. 

“It is really good for the kids to interact with the current players,” said JHS Red Raider football player, Andrew Pumford. “They get a chance to learn what it will be like in the future to be a high school football player. I went through this same camp when I was their age and I remember watching the players and wanting to be just like them.”

The team knows it’s important to promote the sport to future players.

“The interest of the kids is there, so it is our job to give them an outlet to work on football skills and fundamentals of the game,” said JHS Red Raider Football Coach Tom Langworthy. “We want to teach the fundamentals of the game while allowing players to be kids and have fun. This week is leading up to the Jamestown Area Midget Football League season starting so it helps get the kids ready for the first day of their season.”

posted on 07/29/2016 - filed under: Athletics, Community, JHS, Spotlight, Staff, Students