Alabama Prep Sports Academy hosts Second Annual camp
Published 9:58 am Wednesday, August 17, 2016
FROM STAFF REPORTS
CALERA — Calera High School welcomed in 50 local youths on Aug. 13 who got some one-on-one face time and fundamental lessons on gridiron safety with Calera High School head football coach and former University of Alabama quarterback Andrew Zow at the Second Annual Calera Youth Sports Camp last week.
The camp, sponsored by the Alabama Prep Sports Academy Bearcats, covered safety issues such as concussion and response, heat preparedness and hydration, equipment fitting, and heads up tackling and blocking.
“The goal of the camp is to remove the fear of a child getting hurt while playing youth sports,” said Derrion Gee Bearcats Head Coach. “When they are equipped with the proper knowledge not only will there be a reduction in injuries, but a rise in confidence on and off the playing field.”
The Alabama Prep Sports Academy is a post-graduate, academic-athletic program for students who wish to continue to work towards earning a four-year scholarship from an accredited four-year college. The Bearcats start the 2016 football season on Aug. 27 when they travel to play Arkansas Baptist College. The Bearcats’ first home game will be on week later against the Georgia Prep Sports Academy.
All of the Alabama Prep Sports Academy’s games are played on Sunday afternoons at Calera High School’s stadium.