The camp will take place at the school’s stadium from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to all children entering kindergarten through fifth grades in the fall. Cost is $85 and registration can be done the day of the camp. A standard medical form certifying a student’s physical fitness for athletic participation is required.
The camp will include different stations focusing on fundamental position skills with coaches that work with that specific position. Varsity players also will be present at the camp to help demonstrate various drills and workouts.
Each camper also will receive a T-shirt.
Last year’s camp was open to children entering kindergarten through ninth grades, but Jones said they decided to split the camp into two separate camps this time around as the skill levels are drastically different. He is planning a camp for grades six through nine for July 15-17.
“We didn’t want to go too fast with the younger ones and too slow with the older ones,” said Jones.
Dividing the camps also allows the campers to get more personalized attention as there will be much fewer participants at one time, he said.
“There will be a little more one-on-one attention. It’ll possibly be six to eight kids per coach. The kids get more reps and more skills will be geared toward their age,” Jones said.
One thing Jones credited with attracting participants to the inaugural camp in 2012 was the area’s youth football feeder program, Youth Wolfpack.
“It was much easier to get information out to them through emails and flyers,” Jones said.
There are currently 160 K-5 athletes in the program which get divided into eight teams to compete against each other.
Camps such as this, Jones said, are good for the youth to develop their skills. Since most of the campers come from the Paulding school district, it is a chance to teach “Wolfpack terminology and philosophy” early on, he said.
This is the beginning of the third season for the Youth Wolfpack and according to Jones, “A lot of the coaches that coach the youth program will be at the camp.”
Information: www.northpauldingfootball.com for registration form.