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Date set for Jones County youth football skills camp
by Kyle Sears
Apr 23, 2008 | 2238 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jones County Youth Football Skills Camp will be held at Jones County High, June 16-20.

Kids, ages 6-14, will hear inspirational messages, participate in offensive, defensive, and special teams drills, and play flag football, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day.

Coaches Travis Lawson, Charles David, Chris Martin, Rusty Courson, and Jeff Ward will provide daily instruction for the campers.

“The coaches will provide personalized instructions to each camper in attendance,” Lawson said in a press release.

“The participants will learn how to utilize skills from the camp setting and show competent play in game conditions. Speed and agility will be tested and trained by a camp instructor. Also we have a pass, punt, kick competition.”

The registration fee is $70 and includes a camp T-shirt. An additional fee of $5 will be charged to those who register late.

For more information on the skills camp, Lawson can be contacted at 986-9613 or tlawson@jones.k12.ga.us.

Camp fliers are also available at all Jones County schools.

Lawson said the camp, entering its fourth year, was founded on the basis that participation in athletics is beneficial in a number of areas to youth.

“Kids who participate in organized athletic programs with an educational focus often perform better academically in school and have more success later in life than non-participants,” Lawson said in the press release.

“The camp’s participants are more involved with school activities, have higher GPAs, fewer discipline problems, use drugs less often, and display better sportsmanship and citizenship.”
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