Juneau Youth Football League camps begin

    The Juneau Youth Football League is open to grade school kids and camp is starting July 18 and the TMHS Falcons football team is holding a youth skills camp for ages 8-14,

    The Juneau Youth Football League is open to grade school kids and camp is starting July 18th.

    Vice President of the Juneau Youth Football League, Todd Araujo talked cost on Capital Chat Friday:

    "For flag football it's $50 for the entire season and for each of the other divisions, cubs, and juniors, it goes up to about $150, because equipment is involved, and uniforms and games. It's around $190 for the higher division, because they have more field time and there's more involved. It's ditto for the cheer program. We do have scholarship programs, through the city and otherwise. Our goal is not to have this be a cost prohibitive thing.  We try to be inclusive, girls, boys, and folks who are perhaps struggling at that moment financially. We want to get kids out. We want to get kids playing."

    Trainer Jake Ritter encouraged players to start young:

    "There may be less injury down the road if the athlete has a background in that sport. Whereas the kid that walks onto a team at 15 or 16 and hasn't played the sport, there's a big learning curve there, doesn't matter what sport you're participating in."

    Also, the TMHS Falcons football team is holding a youth skills camp for ages 8-14. The kids will learn the fundamentals of football. It's from 9:00am to 12:00pm July 11-13th at the TMHS Falcons stadium. Late registration is OK. Registration is $75 and each participant will receive a camp t-shirt. Call Kim at 209-5157 for information on the Falcons camp or find more information on all camps here.
     

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