2018 Coalfields Camps ~ First Annual
With help from Park Middle School of Beckley, WV and Petersburg High School of Petersburg, West Virginia, Coalfields and Company hosted a very successful Southern and Northern Youth and Middle School camp. It could not have been done without the support from the coaches and administration from both schools. We are very appreciative!
In those two days, we were able to reach dozens of kids thanks to our elite coaching staff. The staff was plentiful and every one of the highest quality- current/former players from West Virginia University, Fairmont State, Glenville State, and Alderson-Broaddus. Also, successful high school and college football coaches on top of that.
The morning session included basic movement training regarding running, tackling, and the mental fundamentals of the sport. We sprinkled in fun competitions to keep the players alert such as the fastest player and a punt, pass, and kick contest.
Moving right in before lunch, players had immense offensive individual time based on their position group. They were taken through drills, explained the X’s and O’s of their position, and got plenty of reps and attention thanks to a large staff.
After a restful lunchbreak, they were also given the same time to work on defense. The kids walked away with proper technique, a good workout, and an increased football IQ. We capped off the learning with a player-favorite obstacle course. Several times throughout the day players were given serious speeches about leadership, effort, respect, school, and making the right decisions.
To end the day, the kids were split equally into teams and played one-hand touch games to finish the day. The kids were awesome to coach as they used the taught techniques and had learned enough football to call their own plays at times. Every game was intense and competitive.
The 2018 Coalfields Camps were a blasting success. The overhead charge of $40 helped gain such a quality coaching staff, free lunch, camp t-shirt, C&CO. wristband, event insurance, and most importantly 6-7 hours worth of learning and fun. We thank everyone who helped and came! Looking forward to expanding in 2019!
If you’re interested in a Coalfields Camp next year in your area email us at CoalfieldsCo@gmail.com.