Schmitz leads football camp


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



A young Greenville football camper makes a diving catch at the Green Wave’s youth football camp.

A young Greenville football camper makes a diving catch at the Green Wave’s youth football camp.


A football camper makes a catch at the 2019 Greenville youth football camp.


A Greenville football camper takes down a tackling dumming at the three day football camp.


A Greenville football camper hits a tackling dummy at the schoos football camp.


An over the shoulder catch is made by a camper at the Greenville youth football camp.


GREENVILLE – Greenville concluded its three day boys football camp Wednesday led by first year head varsity football coach Bart Schmitz at Harmon Field with 30 campers taking to the artificial turf.

“The kids are having fun learning the fundamentals,” Coach Schmitz said of the successful camp. “The main focus is just enjoying their time here, having some fun – learning some things is a bonus.”

The camp is designed to instruct the basic fundamentals of football to second through sixth graders, and for many of the campers, it was their second football camp of the summer with the completion of the 26th Annual Matt Light All-Conference Football Camp several weeks ago.

“We are teaching the fundamentals of how to get in the proper three-point stance, how to run good routes, how to take handoffs,” said Schmitz. “Just getting down to the fundamentals and making sure that they understand what it takes to play this game and keep yourself safe also.

GHS coaches Nathan Stuchel, Adam Eberwein, and first year assistant coach Cody Mckenzie, a Vandalia-Butler graduate assisted Coach Schmitz along with many Greenville High School football players.

“We have 15-20 high schoolers out here every day,” Schmitz stated. “They do an outstanding job interacting with the campers and it is really good for these young kids to see the older kids taking the time to spend with them knowing that they will eventually be at that point sometime as well.”

Greenville athletic trainer, Alyse Grillot was assisted by Morgan Gilbert and Zoe Pressnall providing training services for the camp.

A young Greenville football camper makes a diving catch at the Green Wave’s youth football camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_8-inch-Greenville-Football-Camp-19.jpgA young Greenville football camper makes a diving catch at the Green Wave’s youth football camp.

A football camper makes a catch at the 2019 Greenville youth football camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_IMG_4631.jpgA football camper makes a catch at the 2019 Greenville youth football camp.

A Greenville football camper takes down a tackling dumming at the three day football camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_IMG_4159.jpgA Greenville football camper takes down a tackling dumming at the three day football camp.

A Greenville football camper hits a tackling dummy at the schoos football camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_IMG_4187.jpgA Greenville football camper hits a tackling dummy at the schoos football camp.

An over the shoulder catch is made by a camper at the Greenville youth football camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_IMG_4557.jpgAn over the shoulder catch is made by a camper at the Greenville youth football camp.

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.