August 3, 2009

Football Hosts Skills Camp

BUENA VISTA, Va – The Southern Virginia University Football team hosted a skills clinic last week on the new Southern Virginia Practice Fields. In collaboration with the coaching staff of Parry McCluer High School, SVU coaches and players assisted local high school players in skill advancement and technical ability. The camp was a great success and all had a great experience.

"We had 52 participants in the camp this week," said SVU Head Football Coach DeLane Fitzgerald." These kids had a great opportunity to learn the necessary skills to help them in their high school season. It was also a great opportunity for us to present our program, and share what SVU is all about."

The campers trained from 5:00 in the evening till 7:00, and received hands-on instruction from their high school coaches, and the SVU staff.

Friday, the campers and staff welcomed Southern Virginia Athletic Director Tom Longenecker to speak to them. Longenecker spoke to the campers about the NAIA's Champions of Character program, and about the new facilities that the football, soccer and lacrosse teams would be using this year.

"This was a great week for everyone involved," said Fitzgerald. "We are always excited when we can give back to the community. By showing what our program is all about we hope to get people interested in SVU football. These campers hopefully will be fans for us this year, and hopefully our fan base increases because of this."