July 27, 2010

First Tom Williams Youth Camp A Hit

Full-Contact Camp A Big Success

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - More than 90 young players between second and eighth grades participated in the first Tom Williams Youth Football Camp at Yale that concluded on July 17 in Yale Bowl on the Class of 1954 Field.

The participants represented over 20 towns in Connecticut while youth football coaches from the surrounding areas attended the five-day, full-contact instructional camp that culminated with games on the historic playing field. 

Players were organized by grade and spent a portion of the camp practicing on randomly selected teams. 

"Quality instruction on the fundamentals, safety and inspiration were three of our main goals of the camp.  The staff and our young players had a blast working together this week. The experience of playing in Yale Bowl and running through that tunnel is great exposure for our young athletes," said staff member John Coughlin. "We told them that's why you study hard and do your best in school.

Parents and youth coaches raved about Coach Williams and his staff.

"This was by far the best football camp I have ever been privileged to attend.  The organization and fun factor were outstanding. My son had fun every minute he was there and he picked up some valuable techniques that he will put to good use this season.  The Camp staff was great, very approachable, motivational and knowledgeable.  This is a camp that my son and I will attend every year," said Shawn Jennings, a Milford Pop Warner coach.

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