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Youth football, cheer camps set for June 5

Published 8:38am Thursday, May 29, 2014

It’s never too early to start planning for the future.
That’s the attitude that several members of the Dadeville community will take on June 5-6, when boys and girls will have the chance to take part in youth football training camps and cheerleading training camps.
The two events will be held from 5-8 p.m. on both days.
The girls cheerleading camp will be led by coaches from Top Flight Gymnastics and Chee, as well as Vanessa Tolbert and staff, Rodney O’Neal of Troy University and cheerleaders from Auburn University.
The boys football camp will be led by Michael Goggans, Cooper Community Center director and former national champion with Auburn University, Brad Ford of the University of Alabama, members of the Dadeville football coaching staff and past and present Dadeville High School football players.
According to DHS head football coach Richard White, the football camp is about getting local youths more familiar with Dadeville football activity, as well as providing a form of recreation.
“We’re hoping to teach them a little bit more about how we do things at Dadeville,” White said. “We also want to give the kids something to do and get them more involved in the community.”
At the football camp – which is open to boys ages 7-13 – participants will focus on agility drills, ball skills, tackling drills and more.
The action is set to conclude on June 6 with 7-on-7 scrimmages.
For the cheerleading camp, areas of focus include tumbling, jumps and routines. It is open to girls ages 5-13.
As far as the football camp is concerned, White said he hopes the skills learned during this camp will place participants ahead of the curve when it comes time to suit up in the black and gold colors of the Tigers.
“We want to get them acclimated to what we do,” he said. “When they get older, hopefully they’ll better understand what they’re doing and they go on to play here at Dadeville.”
The football camp will be held at Tiger Stadium, and the cheerleading camp will be held at the Dadeville Elementary School gym.
Cost for each camp is $20, and dinner will be provided for camp participants. Boys and girls who attend are asked to bring athletic shoes.
For parents who have any questions, they can contact Cedric Buckner or Rhonda McKelvey via email at cedricbuckner7@gmail.com and rhonda.mckelvey@gmail.com. The child’s name and age should be included in the email.
Registration will be held June 3 at the Dadevile Recreational Center from 4-7 p.m., and registration will also occur on the day of camp. Spaces are limited.

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