GREENVILLE – Registration is open for the 24th annual Matt Light All Conference Football Camp, a free camp for 8 to 14 year olds from any school.
The camp is scheduled for June 12 and 13 at Harmon Field in Greenville. The registration deadline is 6 p.m. June 5.
Camp will begin at 9 a.m. on June 12 and continue through 2 p.m. On June 13 the camp will start at 9:30 a.m. and continue through 2 p.m.
Campers will be placed into groups based on their ages and positions. On offense they can choose line, receiver, quarterback or running back and on defense they can choose line, linebacker or defensive back.
Campers will be instructed by high school coaches and will learn the same techniques and fundamentals the coaches teach to their teams. Campers also will learn about pride, discipline, attitude and team play.
“They’re here to hopefully learn some new football skills and get better there – because they’ve got good coaches – learn what it’s like to work with a group of kids, kids that you don’t know that are new and strangers to you,” Camp Director Larry Masters said following last year’s camp. “And hopefully you walk away from the camp and you’ve made some new friends, maybe you’ve gotten a little bit better at your game, created some interest.
“You’re getting a free T-shirt, good coaching, a chance to win some prizes, we have giveaways. I said you get a ton, and it’s all free.”
Brochures for the Matt Light All Conference Football Camp can be picked up and dropped off at Buckeye Beverage Drive Thru at 647 Wagner Ave. in Greenville.
Registration forms also are available on mattlight72.com.
For more information, contact Masters at 937-417-5134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.