Football fundamentals camp, led by TC Wolves, Saturday at Suttons Bay
Suttons Bay High School will be the site of a football skills development camp run by the semipro Traverse City Wolves players and coaching staff.
The camp, open to youths 8-14 years of age, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the high school football field.
The cost of $40 includes lunch, a T-shirt and a ticket to the Wolves’ home game with the Detroit Ravens at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Registration can be made by calling Suttons Bay head football coach Joe Trudeau at 256-0036 or Wolves head coach Rick Micham at 313-3434. Registration is also available on Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m.
“We look to have a lot of fun,” said Micham, a 1989 Suttons Bay grad. “Kids look up to bigger guys at the next level, whether they are semi-pro players or seniors in high school.”
Micham, who has the Wolves off to a 2-4 start this summer, said the camp will be “99 percent fun and 1 percent work.”
The camp will cover basic fundamentals, including throwing, catching and handing off the football.
“For those that haven’t played the game, it’s an introduction to the sport,” said Micham, who also coached the Norse junior varsity football team one season. “The ones who have been around Pop Warner, we’ll up their skill levels.”
Micham said he agreed to help Suttons Bay’s staff and players with the camp to give something back to the Norse program.
“I love the game of football because of Suttons Bay. And I heard they are having some financial issues and hopefully we can raise some funds for them,” he said.
Following the camp there will be an autograph session with the Wolves’ players.
Players attending the camp will be invited to the TC Wolves game and have a chance to participate in the team tunnel and be in the running to be one of the ball boys, Trudeau said.
“It’s the first time in a while that we’ve had a skills camp here,” Trudeau said. “It should be a good one.”
Participants are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt and cleats. No other equipment is required.
Depending on the camp turnout, Micham is considering having the participants compete in a scrimmage or a skill competition at halftime of the Wolves football game against the Detroit Ravens.