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Kid’s football camp teaches fundamentals

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    Kids of varying ages participated in the three-day football camp, where Elgin High School coaching staff taught the fundamentals of football through drills and fun activities. Photo by Joshua Orr

Last week, kids and young teens from second grade to high school freshmen worked with Elgin High School Football coaching staff to learn fundamentals of football while having fun.

The kids were split into three age groups: second through sixth grade, seventh and eight grade, and ninth grade.

On Tuesday, the first day of the three-day camp, the youngest group of children had the chance to work with defensive coaching staff to learn position specific fundamentals and tackling techniques. They also learned different drills and kicking or special teams’ activities.

The seventh and eighth grade participants also worked on defensive techniques. However, they also had the opportunity to work with their middle school coaches to start learning the defensive techniques that they would be using in the upcoming season.

The ninth-graders worked with their high school offensive staff to begin learning the necessary skills and techniques to compete at Elgin High School in the upcoming football season.

This schedule kept a similar structure throughout the week, with each age group changing from defense to offense to both or vice versa throughout the week. On the first two days of the camp, the second through eighth grade students finished their days with fun by playing Wildcat football.