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Learning from the experts: Football

Adia Waldburger, of the Record staff

In the next few weeks, Park City children can learn how the play sports the way the "big guys" do it or at least learn from them.

High School Football Clinic

The Miners are trying to build a football legacy, and what better way than to offer a chance for the younger generation to spend time with the current squad?

Although, the Park City coaching staff will be on hand to oversee the entire camp, the children will actually get to work with the high school team. Pint-size quarterbacks will have the opportunity to work with possible starting play-callers Searle Vincent and Andy ers. Lineman will work with the younger line and so on.

"Those kids look up to the high school kids, explained Park City High School assistant coach and football clinic director John Chynoweth

According to Chynoweth, the camp is designed for all young people interested in football, whether they are already singed up for Ute Conference little league play or just want to get a feel for the sport.

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The cost also makes the clinic affordable for youth from any economic background. For only $10 the child will receive two days of football instruction as well as a clinic T-shirt.

Miners head coach Brandon Matich says that the focus will be on the basics and learning football technique. Chynoweth has the team running drills that are heavy on the fun factor. He offers relay races and tackling and blocking drills that end with the young players doing fun victory dances as just some of the entertaining activities.

The purpose of the camp, in addition to teaching football skills, is to help the kids get excited about the football season and introduce them to the high school team and facilities. The camp also helps build fan support for the Miners. This year’s camp should also have the added bonus of playing on the brand new turf field, which is scheduled to be finished by next week.

Children can also sign up for Ute Conference football this week. Registration and equipment handouts will be held at Summit Self Storage, located at 2640 Rasmussen Road on Saturday July 29 from 10 a.m.-noon and Thursday, Aug. 3 from 4-6 p.m. Children that registered on the Internet can pick up their equipment on either date. New players must have copies of their birth certificates before they can receive their equipment. Internet registerees (new or returning players) must have signed copies of the parental consent form before picking up the equipment.

The football clinic will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug 1-2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Park City High School. The cost is $10 and includes a T-shirt. Arrive early to sign up or sign up at Ute Conference registration.

High School Football Clinic

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