Black Blue Wrestling Camp Gets Local Youth Moving

Black and Blue Wrestling Camp

The catchy phrase “Get Moving”  is this year’s theme for the ever-popular Black and Blue Summer Wrestling Camp, held at Riverview High School, that is once again being offered to provide an opportunity for local youth to get active over the summer, with wrestling Coach William Sargable at the helm.

Emphasizing the importance of the program, Sargable commented, “With the growing cases of childhood obesity, it is imperative that kids get off of the couch and out from in front of the computer and get moving,” he said.

Although the camp has a wrestling theme, there is no shortage of different games and sports to provide variety and fun for all, a staple of the summer camp.

“The focus this year is on fun and games. We have minimized the wrestling activities and added new games and skill activities. For instance, this year we added flicker football and “catch.”

Sargable explained that the campers are working on some of the fundamental skills, like throwing a ball and using a glove to catch it, but added that, this summer, there is another significant change due to Hillsborough County Schools’ new “closed campuses” policy on Fridays.

“Camp is only Monday through Thursday, however, we have added an additional hour each day to make up for the loss of a day,” Sargable said, adding, “Camp favorites are dodgeball, kickball, and ‘snake-in-the-grass’, but to find out what snake-in-the-grass is…you have to come to camp.”

While helping with the program as camp counselors, a number of high school wrestlers also play all the games and have just as much fun as the rest.

With June’s session over, the Black and Blue Wrestling Camp is going strong and will continue with two more sessions, scheduled for July and August.

For camp times and dates as well as more information about the Riverview High School wrestling program, please contact Sargable at 671-6009 or william.sargable@sdhc.k12.fl.us.