EHS football

Enterprise football will bring the summer to a close with its annual youth football camp on July 29-30 at Enterprise High School.

This will be the first youth camp under new head coach Rick Darlington.

“We just want to have kids go out there and teach them some basic skills and have some fun,” Darlington said of the camp. “We want to hopefully get them excited about playing football and enjoying being around our coaches, too.”

Along with the EHS coaches many of the Wildcat football players will also be on hand to help coach the youth campers.

Darlington said that he believes more and more kids in the country are leaving football behind and he wants to get the kids in the Enterprise community excited for it.

“In America today you see more and more kids specialize in other (sports) and not playing football,” he said. “Football has always been a sport where I wanted them to play other sports, too. I think playing other sports just makes you a better athlete overall and makes you competitive.

“Other coaches don’t see it that way unfortunately but thankfully our coaches here (at EHS) do. (EHS basketball coach) Rhett (Harrelson) has been great to work with, for example. We want our kids to come up playing a bunch of sports and not dropping others. I think the way things are going with fears about concussion fewer kids play football, so we want to get kids here excited about it early.”

Camp will be from 10 a.m. until noon on both July 29 and July 30 at the EHS practice field behind Wildcat Stadium. The camp will be for students entering first grade through eighth grade and the cost is $30 per student, which includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact jkennedy@enterpriseschools.net.

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