“We were very pleased with our turnout,” said CHS football coach Hal Lamb. “We probably have more numbers than we have ever had.”
The Calhoun camp was benefited by fewer camps happening this past week and the recent success of the team.
Helping Lamb instruct the camp were all of the Calhoun coaches and several players, though many of the players had to pull double-duty with football conditioning also happening this week.
The camp focused on teaching some of the basic fundamentals of the game using fun teaching drills.
“The first thing is that we want the kids to have fun because it is hot out there which can be pretty rough,” said Lamb. “Every kid is going through every position and will also go though speed and agility sessions.”
Lamp repeatedly emphasized the fun aspect of the camp, believing that the kids will learn more if they are enjoying themselves.
“It can’t be all work or they won’t come back,” Lamb said.
As for his players, Lamb believes that the camp gives them the opportunity to give back to the community.
“They are role models to these kids and the kids listen to them,” said Lamb. “It is a big deal for them and I want the players to understand that they are role models.”