Football camp a success

Published 11:08 am Friday, June 15, 2007

By By AUTUMN GRAYSON / Niles Daily Star
NILES – This week the Niles Football Program held its annual summer camp.
Monday through Thursday, 46 kids in second through eighth grade learned the fundamentals of the game from Niles coaches and players.
"We had eight stations and the kids spent about six to eight minutes at each station," said head coach Dan Brawley.
Aside from the coaching staff, ten varsity football players worked with the campers, giving them someone closer in age to look up to and learn from.
"The little kids can relate a little bit more to the players. They look up to the players and hopefully the kids who came to the camp are saying that someday I want to do that as well," Brawley said.
At the end of each day, the campers would separate into teams and scrimmage against each other, leading up to the "superbowl" which was played on the last day of camp.
"Our main objective above everything else for the camp is to have the kids understand that football is fun. We want to make it a fun camp and a good experience whether they are going to be playing in the Rocket [football] league next year or going to be playing at Ring Lardner."