VERSAILLES – More than 40 boys in the fourth through sixth grades attended Versailles’ Future Tiger Football Camp.
The camp, which was led by Versailles’ varsity football coaches and players, lasted for three days.
“I think it was a lot of fun,” Versailles head coach Adam Miller said. “It’s good to get the kids interested in football. We teach them the safe way to play and expose them to different positions. Probably the most fun thing they do is we just let them play two-hand touch football.”
During the camp, all of the boys were introduced to each position on a football team. They went through a variety of drills and then concluded the camp with a touch-football tournament.
“We expose them to basically every position in football and just show them some of the basic things and let them hit the pads and have fun,” Miller said.
Versailles had 28 high school players help lead the camp. They also lead a flag football league during the fall for Versailles youth.
“I think they did a great job,” Miller said. “Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s having more fun, the campers or the high school coaches. They get very involved. They’re excited. It’s good to see everyone’s having fun.”
Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.