Cypress, TX (June 23, 2016) Football programs in CFISD are giving back to the elementary and middle school students in their local communities by hosting youth football camps this summer.
Fifty-five students from nearby elementary school feeder campuses attended the Cypress Woods High School Football Camp June 13-16, learning and practicing basic skills in all three phases of the sport—offense, defense and special teams. The camp participants also learned strength training activities that can be accomplished without lifting weights.
“We enjoyed having future Wildcats at our camp,” said Trent Faith, Cypress Woods head football coach. “They are the future of our program. We are investing in that future and trying to build excitement for the youth in our community for our football program.”
Cypress Falls High School football coaches welcomed 73 campers to its fourth annual Camp of Champions, held June 13-17. The camp included first- through sixth-grade students from Owens, Birkes and Fiest elementary schools and Labay Middle School.
Cypress Falls’ camp taught basic football skills including proper stance, footwork and ball skills. The children went through stations for punting, passing and kicking before competing in those three aspects. The younger age groups also took part in egg relay races and a water balloon toss.
“We ended the camp with a football obstacle course and camp awards,” said Kirk Eaton, Cypress Falls head football coach. “It was our hope that the campers had a little fun and learned some fundamentals of football.”
Cypress Ranch High School will hold a Mustang Skills and Drills Football Camp for incoming third- through sixth-grade students living in the Cypress Ranch attendance zone from July 25-27. The Mustangs will also host a 7th and 8th Grade Football Camp for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students from Aug. 1-4.