A football camp hosted by coaching staff from the Calgary Stampeders is coming to Lloydminster.
Defensive Back Coach Joshua Bell will be taking the lead in teaching youth skills in the sport. Bell will also be bringing with him two coaches to help out, Defensive Line Coach Corey Mace and Defensive Coordinator DeVone Claybrooks.
Bell says the camp will teach the participants speed, agility and athletic movement, but more importantly, it is there for them to have fun.
“The biggest things I love about athletics is that it’s entertainment so I want them to come away and be like well I had some fun. If they can’t remember anything they can remember that they had a great time at the camp and it’s something they can have for the rest of their lives.”
Bell has previously visited Lloydminster talk to young kids about various topics through the Sexual Assault and Information Centre and says it wasn’t long after that that he decided to bring sports to the area with the football camp.
The camp is for people ages 12 to 18 and will be no contact with equipment provided. The main goal of the camp is to empower the youth while developing their skills. Bell says it’s one of his passions to work with young people and to affect them through sports.
“Athletics I believe teach the kids resiliency, perseverance, how to live in life with the ups and downs and how to keep the character that you are throughout whatever situation you’re in, in life. If you can impact the youth just in sports then you can really affect them in their entire lives.”
The camp will be taking place Saturday from 9 to 5 p.m. at Rod Kirby Field and people still have time to claim their spot by visiting the registration website.