Fun football kid camp boosts skills, confidence

By Gini Davis

The Creswell Chronicle

Approximately 28 kids who will be entering kindergarten through sixth grade in September got to meet and work with Creswell High School coaches and players, improve their skills and – best of all – have fun during the CHS Youth Football Camp, held June 15-16.

“The kids were definitely full of energy and excited,” said CHS Head Football Coach Scott Worsham, who led the camp, aided by Assistant Coaches Todd Roberts, Nick Johnson and Carlos Garcia.

Worsham is the new incoming head coach for the Bulldogs, but is a longtime assistant varsity coach and JV coach at the school.

Returning CHS players Alex Garcia, Nick Mullen, Jack Callahan, Dylan Miller and Dean Howard also helped at the camp.

“This camp gives us a chance to get to know the younger kids, and the kids get an opportunity to work with our high school players and coaches,” Worsham said. “I think there’s great value in that.”

Grouped according to age and ability, the kids rotated among three Offensive and then three Defensive stations. At those stations, they worked on offensive drills that included pass routes; running back drills; offensive lineman drills; and defensive drills that included back drills, linebacker drills and defensive lineman drills.

During the Offensive stations, Worsham headed up the pass routes, Garcia conducted the running back drills and Johnson conducted the offensive lineman drills. During the Defensive stations, Roberts conducted the defensive back drills, Garcia conducted the linebacker drills and Johnson headed the defensive lineman drills.

There were also mini passing and kicking competitions, a 40-yard dash and agility competition, and two fun relays dubbed the “Bat Spin” and “American Ninja.”

Camp concluded each day with a two-hand touch football game between teams. The winning teams from Day 1 competed for the camp championship on Day 2.

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