Lovejoy Football Camp Full Of Fundamentals and Fun
"Everybody wants things. I wants things. But not everyone is willing to work for the things they want. Let's put in the work today." That was the opening message head football coach Todd Ford gave to the camp participants on day two of the football camp held at Lovejoy High School. Coach Ford outlined three main goals for the kids attending the camp, "First to set a groundwork of fundamentals, secondly to have a lot of fun and third to get them around our culture so they look forward to putting on the Lovejoy helmet and jersey when they grow up.' Skills taught in the camp included passing, catching, tackling, punting and kicking and included about 200 kids in grades 1st through 9th.
After a quick stretching session on the Lovejoy HS field that included all the participants, the kids broke into age groups and headed off to a rotation of stations designed to work on various football skills. Each station included football coaches as well as high school payers from the Lovejoy football team. The benefit of having those players as part of the camp was apparent as the younger kids interacted and learned from them during their day. The kids all put in the work Coach ford requested in the hot evening sun but the fun was apparent as they laughed and played while learning a little about football.
The varsity Leopard football team will start practices on August 1st and will open their 2018 season on September 1st, 7:00 pm at Allen stadium against Frisco Heritage.