Foot­ball camps planned

The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - FRONT PAGE - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

There are op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dent ath­letes to hone their skills this sum­mer.

Black­hawk Sum­mer Pride & Foot­ball camps set

Ba­si­cally, ev­ery Mon­day through Thurs­day morn­ing from 7 to 8:30 a.m., with the ex­cep­tion of June 4-7 and the dead weeks, there will be camp, ac­cord­ing to head Black­hawk foot­ball coach Stephen Neal.

Black­hawk Sum­mer Pride II Camps are sched­uled in three one-week ses­sions —

• Week 1, July 9-12;

• Week 2, July 16-19; and

• Week 3, July 23-25. All ses­sions will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Ath­letes are to wear a loose T-shirt, ath­letic shorts and ath­letic shoes.

Sev­enth-grade Black­hawk stu­dent ath­letes will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Pride Camp with the ju­nior and se­nior high ath­letes.

Pride II Fam­ily Camp is slated for all par­ents and sib­lings of Pride II Ath­letic Camp par­tic­i­pants. It is a new sum­mer pro­gram of­fered by Black­hawk Athletics. It is $25 for the en­tire fam­ily and will be held in the Black­hawk in­door field and weight room. Fam­ily mem­bers are in­vited and en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in the train­ing ses­sions of stu­dent ath­letes and work­outs will be scaled to the abil­ity of each par­tic­i­pant.

Hawk Foot­ball Camp slated

Hawk Foot­ball Camp for sec­ond- through six­th­grade ath­letes in Black­hawk Sta­dium will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16-18. The cost is $30 and in­cludes a T-shirt.

The camp is a non­con­tact camp. Skills such as safe block­ing and tack­ling tech­niques will be em­pha­sized as well as spe­cific men­tal and char­ac­ter lessons.

The goals of ’Hawk Foot­ball Camp are:

• To im­prove in­di­vid­ual po­si­tion skills con­sis­tent with what is taught by both youth and high school foot­ball staffs;

• To de­velop mean­ing­ful re­la­tion­ships with young Black­hawks of the com­mu­nity; and

• Con­tinue de­vel­op­ing team unity in a team en­vi­ron­ment.

Ath­letes should wear T-shirt, ath­letic shorts and foot­ball cleats.

The cost for stu­dents who wish to at­tend both Pride II Ath­lete Camp and ’Hawk Foot­ball Camp Cost:

• 2nd- through 6th-grade Pride II Ath­lete Camp, $50

• 2nd- through 6th-grade Hawk Foot­ball Camp, $30

• Both camps, $70 (save money)

• Pride II Fam­ily Camp, $25 cov­ers en­tire fam­ily.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact head coach Stephen Neal at

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