The inaugural Eagles Youth Football Camp will be held this summer in Wethersfield.
Kids entering grades 5-8 can now register for this non-contact camp, which will take place daily at Wethersfield High School July 25-29 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Cottone Field.
WHS football coach Matt McKinnon, along with his knowledgeable and experienced staff will run the camp, teaching the skills and fundamentals of the game as campers learn on the field that the Eagles call home.
"We are thrilled to start the Eagles Youth Football Camp this summer,” stated McKinnon, who is entering this fourth year as the Eagles’ head coach and has been with the program for nearly a decade. “Our goal is to teach the game of football in a safe manner, helping kids become better players.”
This is a non-contact camp for all kids in padded or flag football programs, where campers will learn the fundamentals for offense, defense, and special teams. It offers players a chance to learn the game or enhance the skills they already have.
McKinnon added that kids of all skill levels, including those brand new to the game, are welcomed.
There will be competitions each day for campers to practice what they have learned and have fun with their friends. There will also be guest speakers for the campers to interact with.
Athletic wear should be worn, but no equipment is necessary. Campers should bring a water bottle and cleats are recommended, but not required.
Register through the Wethersfield Park & Rec Summer Programming or visit https://rec.wethersfieldct.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc for additional details and to sign up.
Cost is $95 for residents or $125 for non-residents of Wethersfield.
“We are looking forward to a fantastic week with our future Eagles," added McKinnon.
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