Rick Casko, athletic director and head football coach at Cass, said the Cass Colonel Football Camp, set for July 22-24, will be held at the new Cass High School and will focus on teaching youngsters how to play football.
“We will be teaching youngsters the proper techniques of playing their football position and any other position of interest to them,” Casko said. “Our goal is to make the youngsters fundamentally sound football players.
“We will teach our campers how to improve their running form and speed with a goal of making them the most complete football player they can be.”
He said youngsters interested in participating should contact the Bartow County Recreation Department at 770-387-5149 or call Cass High at 770-606-5845 to register with the camp or for more information.
“There are applications and flyers about the camp available through both locations,” Casko said.
The cost of participating in the camp, which is from 9 a.m. until noon each day, is $30.
The camp is being taught by the Cass varsity and junior varsity coaching staff assisted by past and current Colonel football players.
Casko said having current and past players help teach the camp has proven a popular feature with the campers.
“Some of them gain relationships with our players,” he said.
Casko said some of his players attended the camp when they were younger and have a good understanding of its importance.
“We work with aspiring athletes ranging in age from kindergartners to rising eighth graders,” he said. “Our participants will be grouped by experience and ability level to achieve the maximum gains.”
He said the Cass football camp has grown in numbers to around 80.
Casko said one of the features he likes about the camp is that it remains fun for the youngsters to participate.
“Our kids have a good time out there.”
The camp participants also get pointers about life as well as the game of football.
He said he and the other Cass coaches want the experience to be something the youngsters learn from and remember.
“We were all that age once and we want to make this an affordable activity that lets them experience football in a positive way,” he said. “Hopefully our campers will go from here and play recreation football and have a lot of fun and learn about their sport.
“I didn’t get this kind of opportunity when I was younger but my son and the sons of most of our coaches all have participated in these camps. It’s a great experience for kids. They seem to have a great time. It’s a great experience all the way around.”