Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Ranger football youth skills camp for ages 7-15 set for June 6-10

The Kilgore College Rangers will host a football skills camp for ages 7-15 from Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 2016, at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in Kilgore.

Run by the KC coaching staff, the camp is "non-contact" and participants will be taught the fundamentals of the game and given instruction in all phases of football.

“This is a great opportunity for kids to come out and get a great instruction of the game,” said J.J. Eckert, KC’s head football coach and camp director. “Last year, we had a great turnout and are hoping for an even better one this year.”

Players will be divided into groups according to age and position, allowing individual skills to be taught. Each camper will receive a camp certificate and awards will be given out daily.

Emphasis for younger campers is basic skills development and intermediate skills for older campers to prepare them for competition.

“By exposing our campers to proper techniques and skills, we hope to instill a burning desire to become great football players,” Eckert said. “And we’ll definitely have lots of fun in the process.”

Cost is $80 through June 1 and $100 after June 1.  Cost will include instruction, all-you can eat meals, a souvenir KC football and a camp certificate.

Participants are to be dropped off each morning at the stadium from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and picked up between 11:45 and 12:30 p.m.

To register for the camp, download the camp flyer and mail to: Kilgore College c/o J.J. Eckert, 1100 Broadway; Kilgore, Texas; 75662. 

A deposit of $50 is required to reserve a spot and is non-refundable after May 31.  The remaining $50 must be paid at time of registration. 

Registration is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. June 6 at the football stadium.  Limited spaces are available.