This week, University High wasn't yet filled with high school football players, but it was filled with football players. This week was all about the youngsters and teaching them the game of football the right way.
"What we've been doing all week is for kids to have fun," camp Co-Owner and former WVU Football Player Avery Richardson said. "They get an opportunity to come to our camp, participate and learn good fundamentals of how to play football. But we also have some life coaching skills while they're out here participating."
"You'll hear us say all the time that you build a house from the basement up," camp Co-Owner John Moore said. "So we like to start with stance. We don't go to passing and things like that until we see that our players can first of all go into a good stance and come out of a good stance, fundamentals."
Players at the camp learned essential knowledge through drills and games. What sets this camp apart from others is the motivational speakers who came to share what football taught them in the game of life.
"We try to put positive people in front of the kids with good mentors so these kids can say, 'I can do that, too.' So that's why I think this here will continue to grow and be successful," Moore said.
"I learned to be a good sport and losing is part of it," camp participant Jestohn Moore said.
With that, let football season begin.