Panthers Preach Fundamentals to Young Football Players - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Panthers Preach Fundamentals, Confidence to Young Football Players

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Virginia Union still has about two months until preseason camp opens, but the Panthers are already hard at work.  Saturday found head coach Michael Bailey, his staff and several players taking time out of their schedules to pass some skills and lessons onto some younger football players.

Bailey holding his second annual youth football camp for football players ages 8-14.  The camp lasted from 9:00 am- 3:30 pm at Hovey Field and gave campers the chance to learn fundamentals and skills from collegiate level players and coaches.  The players split up into teams and played a flag football game to end the camp, with the Panther coaching staff splitting up as coaches among the two teams.  Bailey says that he and his staff are trying to get the players to understand that it's OK to make a mistake, as long as they learn from it and correct it, and that can apply on and off the football field.

The head coach hopes his camp will catch on, as it has already started to.  Bailey says that several campers are back from last season, but 80 percent of this year's participants are new.  He hopes he can keep the camp an annual summer event and reach more players in the city of Richmond and the surrounding counties. 

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Sportable Spokes wheelchair team gets set for national tournament next week

    Sportable Spokes wheelchair team gets set for national tournament next week

    The Sportable Spokes give kids in wheelchairs the chance to compete on the court, and next week they'll take the floor with some of the best in the country. The Spokes enter as the defending national champions.

    More >>

    The Sportable Spokes give kids in wheelchairs the chance to compete on the court, and next week they'll take the floor with some of the best in the country. The Spokes enter as the defending national champions.

    More >>
  • Excitement builds as Virginia Union women go for national title

    The Panthers are going for their first NCAA championship in women's basketball since 1983, and battle top-seeded Ashland in the title game on Friday night. Fans and alumni will be gathering on campus to see if the Panthers can complete their dream season.

    More >>

    The Panthers are going for their first NCAA championship in women's basketball since 1983, and battle top-seeded Ashland in the title game on Friday night. Fans and alumni will be gathering on campus to see if the Panthers can complete their dream season.

    More >>
  • Former player Rodriguez returns to VCU on Rhoades' coaching staff

    Former player Rodriguez returns to VCU on Rhoades' coaching staff

    Joey Rodriguez made a name for himself as a player at VCU, helping to lead the Rams on the 2011 Final Four run. Now he'll return to the Siegel Center, this time on the staff of new head coach Mike Rhoades.

    More >>

    Joey Rodriguez made a name for himself as a player at VCU, helping to lead the Rams on the 2011 Final Four run. Now he'll return to the Siegel Center, this time on the staff of new head coach Mike Rhoades.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly