Bo Black’s Great Bend High School youth football camps were a smashing success despite the temperatures soaring into the triple digits on Wednesday.
The camp was broken up into two sesssion: youths entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades, along with seventh- and eighth-grade session.
“We implemented offense and defense both days,” said Black, Great Bend’s head football coach. “What we really wanted to accomplish was teaching the kids the right way to block and throw and catch.
“The same thing on defense. Fundamentals of the game.”
The mission was incorporating introductory fundamentals for the younger group, along with offensive sets and defensive alignments for the older group, which will be used in the GBMS football program.
“A lot of these kids are going off to the WKFL (Western Kansas Football League) or with flag football teams, where they’ll do things maybe a little bit differently, but the fundamentals of the game never change,” Black said. “Even when you have high school-age kids, the fundamentals never change
“We start the process with the younger kids and add to the process as they get older.”