By Tamas Mondovics

Local teens aged fifth grade to incoming high school freshmen interested in staying busy this summer will have a chance to learn from one of the best coaches in the region.

Durant High School Head Football coach, Mike Gottman, is set to host the 2013 Cougars Youth Football Camp this summer, featuring his entire coaching staff with over 100 years of combined coaching experience.

According to Durant High School Head JV Football coach, Rich Maddock,  Gottman will be conducting camp from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 11-14 at Ron Frost Field Sports Complex practice fields behind Durant High School.

For the first time in school history, Gottman led the Cougars to an undefeated (10-0) district (Class7A-8) title crown by defeating Newsome, Plant City, East Bay and completing the streak with a 57-27 final conference win against Riverview.

Winning games was never really a problem for the program, as for years, Durant has lived up to its reputation of being one of the most consistently good football programs, something that campers will find beneficial.

“Players will be receiving instruction in the fundamentals such as stance, starts, running form, throwing, catching, blocking, ball handling, 7 on 7, and Team Flag Football,” Maddock said.

Maddock added that the camp’s cost is $125 per camper.  Players are to bring a bag lunch or they can buy lunch at the camp each day.

Camp registration will be held in the school’s gymnasium Saturday, June 8, from 8-9 a.m. before the future Cougar meeting and Monday, June 10, from 7:30-10 a.m.

For more information call 757-9075.


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