North Surry’s football staff hosted a three-day youth camp this week.
Head coach Danny Lyons said the camp ran from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday on the North practice field.
“We had 40 kids from grades two to eight come to camp this year,” said Lyons. “I was really pleased with the turnout, given how it can be tough on parents due to work schedules.”
“It would be better if we could hold it in the evening, but we have high school workouts every evening that we can during the summer.”
The campers were put through stations each day where they learned the basics of blocking, tackling, throwing, receiving and running the football, he said.
“It was the first year we have done it that way, but it seemed as if the kids — no matter size or age — enjoyed being able to do a little of everything,”
After that station work, each camper participated in punt, pass and kick drills.
Following that, he said, the kids were divided up by age to play some touch football.
Lyons said his high school staff was joined by middle school coaches to run the different phases of the camp.
“We had a lot of coaches this year help, and that makes things better for the kids,” he said. They were assisted by 10 to 15 high school players each day, who were great at working with the kids.