Brian Young Football Camp a Success on Day 1
POSTED: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 1:40pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 5:25pm
Friday, July 9: The 3rd Annual Brian Young Football Camp was a success on day 1 of the 2-day camp at the Sun Bowl. Burges High School Junior Defensive End Armando Ochoa thought so. "Man, it's the best, NFL players coming from all over the country, and giving you so much advice, on what you can do and how you can improve, it's like a birthday, it's like Christmas." Some of the NFL players included for Dallas Cowboy Clayton Holmes, former Philadelphia Eagle Freddie Mitchell, and of course Young, an Andress and UTEP graduate who played defense for the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints. Freddie Mitchell said, "It's been amazing because the children are here to listen, and they actually listen. There are guys out here that the Miners need to look at, because there are guys in their backyard that can actually play for them." Campers learned not only football techniques and drills to prepare them for the high school football season, but also life lessons like how to deal with college applications, leadership development, fitness and healthy eating habbits, and proper weight training techniques. "Yeah, it's been great, I think we had the most kids we have ever had here, just a great turnout, a lot of energy out here, a lot of one on one sessions, we had a good time with them and I think the kids had some fun." Brian Young said. "It's just the fact that we really want to emphasize education to these kids, not make the same mistakes we did, every person talked about how they didn't take education seriously, and how they regretted that, and hopefully we can prevent these kids from making those same mistakes."