The Youngstown State Football coaching staff welcomed nearly 70 local children to their annual Youth Football Camp on Tuesday. The first half of the camp was held in Stambaugh Stadium before the second portion was moved indoors to the WATTS.
The participants and the coaches had a busy day that started at 9:30 a.m. and went until after three o'clock.
Following a welcome and introductions of the YSU coaching staff, the group went through stretching and warmup exercises.
Football drills and techniques started off the morning session with the coaches setting up four stations to get the participants ready for the remainder of the day. Following the drills, the Offensive staff worked with the campers in position groups. The final sequence of the morning featured a session of Penguin Ball, a two-hand touch scrimmage.
After a break for lunch in the YSU Football Classroom and speakers, the camp moved into the WATTS for the afternoon session.
The campers again went through a series of drills and skills techniques before focusing on defensive play for a portion of the workout. The activities concluded with an entertaining segment of Penguin Ball.
As the camp concluded, YSU Head Football Coach Eric Wolford addressed the group. Wolford told the kids to work hard in whatever they do and be successful in the classroom. He also explained to them to listen to their parents and thank them for letting them spend the day at YSU.
After camp t-shirts were presented, nearly 30 members of the YSU Football team thanked the participants and many signed autographs while speaking with the campers.