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Smith reflects on his first youth football camp at Bellefontaine (Audio & video included)

The 2013 Bellefontaine Youth Football Camp concluded on Thursday at Blue Jacket Park after an exciting week for the campers.

This was the first year that the camp was led by new Bellefontaine high school football coach Toby Smith. The camp itself has been running for a multitude of years now. Campers learned some of the basics of the game of football including: passing, receiving, blocking, tackling, covering, and rushing. The campers participated in a number of stations throughout each day and finished the week with a nail biting 7-on-7 game. Coach Smith had help from Bellefontaine high school football coaches Ryan Ormsbee, Matt King, and Rick Reed. Smith believes it’s important for the campers to get experience playing football at a young age, “I think it’s important that they get the opportunity to meet some of the older kids in the high school not to mention learn some of the techniques and verbiage we use so that when they get to the middle school and high school it won’t be that big of a transition for them.”

Listen to full interview with Bellefontaine high school football coach Toby Smith.

The campers ranged from ages 8-14 and there were over 40 campers at Blue Jacket throughout the week. Each youngster was also given a t-shirt, water bottle, and a back pack at the end of the week. The camp ran from Monday through Thursday.

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Watch the game winning touchdown of a 7-on-7 game.

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