CLAYTON — Northmont began its annual football camp for junior high and high school players Monday at Good Samaritan Stadium.
Players were taught Heads Up Tackling, which is the correct posture at the moment of impact for safer tackling.
“It’s a great way to teach tackling from youth age on up. It’s a way to show the kids how to tackle without involving their head in order to protect their head and neck as much as possible,” said Head Football Coach Tony Broering.
Close to 200 players attended the camp at Good Samaritan Stadium.
Coach Broering was fortunate to have help from a wealth of assistant coaches and former players who contributed their efforts to make the camp run smoothly.
Passing, blocking, kicking and other drills were also conducted and taught by Broering and assistant coaches Clay Mangen, Shane Kincer, Aaron Fister, John Brands, Chris Stanley, Tom Adams, Nick Frantz, John Bass, Mike Jewsikow, Mark Mays, Jake Myers, Christian Lafferty, Rob Finch, Scott Moore, Chris Pulos, Joe Oberer, and Nick Moore.
Broering has stressed being a good teammate for the last seven years when he coaches track, and that has worked out well. He stressed that if he asks an athlete if they are being a good teammate and they can’t answer yes, then they know they need to get back onboard.
Broering told his staff that he hoped when camp ends on Thursday night that the kids felt that they had a lot of fun and learned a lot about heads up tackling. Other areas of focus included catching passes, running, jumping and passing drills, blocking, all the basics.
Ticket prices this year for varsity football will be $8 at the gate. Pre-sale price for both home and away games is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Senior citizens will need to purchase presale in order to receive student rates for football. Senior citizen age is 60.
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the Northmont Athletic Department from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for home and away football games all season long. Tickets can also be purchased at the Middle School on Thursday and Friday during home game weeks only. Englewood, Englewood Hills, Northmoor, Northwood, and Union elementary schools will sell tickets for all home games during the week of each home game. Tickets can also be purchased at TKL- Photo Sports Sporting Goods, 300 West National Rd., Englewood during normal business hours for home and away football games all season long.