Amador Valley to hold youth football skills camp during summer

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Gatorade, a camp t-shirt, and an evaluation form will be provided at the camp. Players are also encouraged to bring water and wear proper outdoor attire to play football.

Amador Valley High School’s football team is holding a youth football skills camp June 5-8 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. The four-day camp will take place at Amador’s football stadium and is open to kids from third to eighth grade.

The camp will resemble a typical high school team practice, going through typical pregame warm-ups and learning new skills from varsity team captains. Those leaders include Viliamu Baker-Kline (‘25), Tyler Barhite (‘24), Romin Gates (‘24), Jake Goldsworthy (‘24), Nate Jetter (‘24), Giovanni Kovacs (‘24), and Cooper Longmire (‘25)

“It’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved and meet varsity captains. All the basic fundamentals that go along with playing those positions, they’re gonna learn those skills. We’ll throw some fun stuff in there and play different games to keep their attention rolling,” said varsity head coach Danny Jones

Players will be separated by age groups and move around to different stations to learn the basic skills of certain positions on the field. Jones also hopes to help players develop strong characteristics crucial to a player’s development. 

“It’s not only football that they’re learning. We’ll talk about character building, we’ll have a buzzword every day, and we’ll talk about what that means not only within football but also doing that stuff on campus,” said Jones

Safety will be the coaches’ top priority during the four-day camp as football pads will not be used. Players will engage in skill-development drills and play flag football for team scrimmages or games. 

“It really teaches what we are at Amador, what we do here, and how we do things so that even when they’re young, they understand what it takes to be an Amador Don playing on the football team,” said 2022 varsity team captain Brady Nassar (‘23)

Nassar’s message to young players is to be patient, learn the game of football, take it slow, don’t force anything, play, and have fun. The camp will focus on motivating these kids to work hard and build relationships with everyone around them.

“Overall, it’s a really good thing for Amador Valley football and for our players to serve the community. We have a great group of leaders and they’ll do a great job for us,” said Jones.

 The skills camp costs $200 per athlete, with cash and checks accepted on the first day of camp. To sign up, open and fill out the form at the following link: www.bit.ly/3Le32NA.