JHS Red Raider Football Holds Youth Camp to Learn the Fundamentals & Get to Know the Players

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

“We learned about agility, punting and kicking, practiced drills, how to tackle correctly, and held scrimmages,” said Washington Middle School player Mathais Baehr. “I wanted to do the camp to get some practice in before I play football. I liked that the JHS players helped us because it was cool to hear about some of their stories about playing the game and what positions they play.”

The goal of the camp was to work on fundamentals of the game including: blocking, tackling, catching, throwing, carrying the football and accepting a hand-off. They also played a variety of games to promote competition and fun. Current JHS football players volunteered 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. 

“I liked doing this camp with the youth because most of us were standing in their shoes just a few years ago,” said JHS Red Raider Football Quarterback Drew Boggs. “It’s nice to help them when we were helped too. To me it’s fun to see the kids and the smile on their faces when they see us.”

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 Head 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 their fist day of their season.”

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posted on 07/31/2017 - filed under: Athletics, JHS, Physical Education, Spotlight, Staff