Canfield football program hosts youth camp
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School football players huddled with campers attending the program’s annual youth football camp during a team competition on June 13.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School football players and campers alike celebrated a touchdown during a team competition at the program’s annual youth football camp on June 13.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield Village Middle School football coach Tom Donadee ran a drill with a camper during the Canfield High School football program’s annual youth football camp June 13.
By ABBY SLANKER
The Canfield High School football program offered its annual youth football camp for third- through ninth-graders at Cardinal Stadium on June 11-13.
Under Varsity Head Coach Mike Pavlansky and all Canfield football coaches, including the middle school staff, the campers worked on individual techniques, offense drills, defense drills, participated in team competitions and had punt, pass and 40-yard dash competitions. Members of the Canfield High School teams were on hand to help with the camp and interact with the campers.
“We have 106 campers this year. It is the most we have ever had at this camp. The main goal of this camp is to get the boys accustomed to the program and what we do from middle school to varsity,” said Greg Kerr, varsity assistant coach.
The camp is a fundraiser for the Canfield football program and all proceeds go toward the program.
The campers received T-shirts and enjoyed a pizza party, complete with awards, on the last day of camp.
“This is a chance for all the players, campers and coaches to get together and get the little kids involved. Right now we have 150 Canfield kids on this field, from third-grade through twelfth-grade. That’s what it’s all about,” said Kerr.