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June 25, 2014

Stillwater High holds second week of youth football camp

STILLWATER, Okla. — Several youth got to build on their football knowledge during the second week of Stillwater High School’s four-week youth football camp at Pioneer Stadium Tuesday.

“On defense we worked on tackling and tried to build on some things there,” offensive line coach Chad Cawood said. “Offensively, last week we worked on receiving stuff. This week we worked on throwing the ball, teaching them the mechanics of shoulders and throwing on the move.”

Children in first through sixth Tuesday’s session started with defensive and offensive drills. On defense, campers learned about the fundamentals of tackling. On offense, the campers learned how to throw the ball and how to properly run the ball.

“We are always going to have a segment of offensive skills and defensive skills,” Cawood said. “That third portion of it last week was more agility stuff. ... That third portion we will try to break it up into different things.”

The camp ended with the campers playing a game of touch football to gain experience in playing the game. Cawood said the coaches mix up how they end the day.

“Kids like to play games,” Cawood said. “That’s a big deal. We just line them up and let them play a little game.”

The campers are learning more than just how to execute on the field, they are learning other lessons that will carry beyond the gridiron. At the end of camp, Cawood spoke to the children about trusting your teammates. The next session of camp is on July 8.

“Obviously we want them to have fun and take away something they learned each day and carry with them,” Cawood said. “At a young age, we want them to enjoy football and have fun with it.”

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