No variable specified
Cass football camp sees a decade of operation
by Ericka Birdsong
July 17, 2013 10:45 AM | 4777 views | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cass’ Montavius Parker is one of the players who may be at the camp assisting the young athletes next week.
Cass’ Montavius Parker is one of the players who may be at the camp assisting the young athletes next week.
Cass head football coach, Rick Casko is going into his 11th season with the Colonels and is hosting the 10th annual Cass Colonel Football Camp next week at the high school.

Costing $30, the camp is scheduled for Monday through July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is open to all aspiring athletes kindergarten to rising eighth-graders. Campers will be divided up according to age groups.

All campers will receive a T-shirt, provided by Image Source Sports.

The youth in attendance will learn the fundamentals of football as they are taught by the high school’s coaching staff and assisted by Cass players who will teach their specific position.

To register for the camp, call the Bartow County Parks and Recreation at (770) 387-5149 or Cass High at (770) 606-5845. Registration can also be done the day of the camp.

“The focus of the camp is to teach kids the fundamentals of football…most of all it’s about having the kids enjoy the game. I hope to propel kids to go out for their middle school or rec teams,” said Casko.

At the camp, the participants will be taught social skills such as teamwork and the importance of academics.

All campers will have an opportunity to learn each position on the field, whether it is their preferred position or not, in order for them to gain a better understanding of each role on the team and gain more football knowledge, he said.

“We want to make it a great experience…we teach techniques and fundamentals and build up to the games on the third day,” Casko said.

According to Casko, last year’s camp brought out almost 80 campers. With the amount of staff Casko has and his players providing extra help, Casko said there is no limit to how many campers can come.

Realizing this is the 10th year for his camp, Casko recalled the early years “was more testing things out.”

“It has increased in size, notoriety and we now have better facilities,” he said, noting campers have access to three full-sized football fields.

“I’m just excited about it. It’s great to watch them enjoy the game of football.”

*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides