Talking about a great deal.
Boys in grades three through nine will have an opportunity to participate in the Jacksonville Indian Football Camp next week for absolutely no charge; yes, that's right, a free football camp — there is a $10 charge for a t-shirt, which is not required to take part in the camp.
Session I (8-9:30 a.m.) will be for students that will be in grades 3-6 this year.
A second session will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon for boys entering grades 7-9.
Both sessions will take place at the Tribe's Happy Valley training grounds located adjacent to the baseball field on the high school campus.
Those planning to attend camp are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring their football cleats if available.
The Indian Football Camp is an opportunity for all participants to learn the basic fundamentals of the game of football.
Participants of all skill levels and experience are welcome. Each boy will be instructed in fundamentals such as ball carrying, receiving, tackling, passing, blocking and footwork for each position.
Instructors will be members of the high school and middle school football coaching staffs.
“We always look forward to Indian Football Camp because it is a time that our coaches can start working work and getting to know many of the kids that will be the Jacksonville Indians of tomorrow,” JHS head football coach Chris Taber said. “I think the kids will find camp fun and at the same time they will be learning the basics of football. We're hoping for a big turnout.”
Any camper that has not filled out a registration from is asked to stop by the Fieldhouse to fill one out prior to arriving at Happy Valley.