Atlanta Rabbs football camps for 1st-6th graders, 7th-9th set for July 18-19

ATLANTA, Texas — Atlanta High School is hosting their annual summer football camp July 18-19 at the football field across from the primary school.

The camp will be divided into two groups. The July 18 version of the camp will be for athletes grades seventh through ninth.

“Those kids will all be playing football,” said Rabbs head coach Matt McClure, who has gone 27-11 with Atlanta since 2014 along with two 4A quarterfinal appearances. “We usually try to break them up in position group and we introduce our terminology for our offense and defense.”

The camp is an extra practice for the players. Coach McClure and his staff will time their 40-yard dashes and divide them according to their age groups.

On July 19, the camp will be for athletes grades first through sixth and more tailored toward punting, passing, kicking, and catching.

Said McClure: “In that group, it’s more of a punt, pass, kick competition, fastest man. Then we divide them in groups and work on throwing, catching, running. At the end of the camp, they’ll play a little football game divided up by age group.”

Registration for each day of camp is at 8:30 a.m. with pickup after the camp at 12:00 p.m. All campers will receive a free T-shirt.

Coach McClure, who started the camp years ago, enjoys using the camp as a vehicle to give back to the community.

“It’s something that I think we can give back to the kids and the community,” McClure said. “I think it’s something that kicks of football here and is relative. It’s a service we provide. We do it for free. It’s a good time to get to know some of the kids in the school system and parents in the area.”

Coach McClure says the only thing campers need to bring are “shorts, cleats, and a good attitude.” Water and breaks will be provided.