Local News: Youth learn basics at soccer camp (6/15/22)


Eighteen members of the New Madrid County Central High School Eagles football team participated in the June 10 high school football camp. According to organizers, the camp offers young people a way to connect not just with the game, but with those they will see playing high school games next fall.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

NEW MADRID, Mo. – The start of the New Madrid County Central High School football season is still months away, but there was plenty of football action on Friday as 21 youngsters took part in the youth football camp from New Madrid County Central High School.

Camp participants had the opportunity to learn both offense and defense. They practiced their positions, starts, passes and tackles, according to NMCC head football coach Tyler Fullhart.

Coaches Jake Kimball and Jonathan Hadder along with 18 high school players joined Fullhart to teach the youth.

Eighteen members of the New Madrid County Central High School Eagles football team participated in the June 10 high school football camp. According to organizers, the camp offers young people a way to connect not just with the game, but with those they will see playing high school games next fall.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

“I like the players to participate. It’s an opportunity for them to teach the next generation,” he said. they will come to see a football game next fall, it will be more than a name or a field number, they will remember seeing this player, whom they drilled together.

Participants in the New Madrid County Central High School football camp focus on passing the ball, one of the many skills they learned at the June 10 event.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

Footwork is part of football, coach Jonathan Hadder explained as the youngsters learned some of the game’s basics at New Madrid County Central High School’s youth football camp on June 10.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

Before starting the tackle drills, coach Tyler Fullart explains the position the players will need when lining up. The high school coaches were attending camp for members of the New Madrid County Central High School Eagles football team.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

Participants of the New Madrid County Central High School youth soccer camp have learned that catching a pass isn’t always easy. However, it might be easier with your eyes open.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

With the help of a member of the New Madrid County Central High School football team, a youngster enthusiastically practices his tackle. Youth soccer camp attendees learned offensive and defensive techniques during the event.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

Coach Tyler Fullhart talks to attendees of New Madrid County Central High School’s youth soccer camp on June 10. The camp was designed to teach youngsters the basics of football.

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Coach Jake Kimball, left, encourages a youngster to do some tackle drills at youth soccer camp on June 10. Many players from the high school team assisted the coaches at camp.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

The youngsters were divided into small groups to practice their skills at New Madrid County Central High School’s youth soccer camp on Friday. A youngster concentrates on receiving the ball during a drill while another group prepares to learn other skills needed in attack.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

While the New Madrid County Central High School youth soccer camp was designed to teach the basics of soccer, many participants showed advanced skills. During attacking exercises, a youngster made a leaping catch for the football.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

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