Cardinals, ASU coaches, players will be instructors at K-town football camp
Players and coaches with the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University are scheduled to teach at a U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern youth football camp held this summer at the Miesau Army Depot in Germany.
Rick Courtright, assistant defensive backs coach for the Cardinals, and Cardinal nose tackle Gabe Watson are likely to be among the instructors, according to Anthony Broccoli, sports director for the Child, Youth and School Services for the Kaiserslautern military community.
As many as 10 players and coaches are expected to participate in the camp, which is scheduled to begin June 22 and last five days.
Each day will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 2 1/2-hour sessions during the day. Sessions will be aimed at developing players’ skills, fitness and confidence in all positions.
“The course will teach kids everything pertaining to tackle football on the field,” Broccoli said.
There are 300 slots available for boys and girls aged 9 to 18. The $250 cost includes three meals per day. Broccoli said USAG Kaiserslautern is willing to help parents who need financial assistance.
Players can register by visiting the One-Stop Shop in the Pulaski and Landstuhl libraries, or by going online at www.mwrgermany.com. Children must show proof of an up-to-date sport physical in order to participate.
Volunteer coaches are welcome to help out with camp activities. Those who are interested can call the CYSS sports section at DSN (314) 486-8375.
Courtright has been with the Cardinals since 2004 and Watson was drafted in the fourth round by the Cardinals in 2006, according to the Cardinals Web site.
The Cardinals were the NFL National Conference champs in the 2008-2009 season, losing to Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl, and were knocked out of the playoffs this past season by New Orleans, the eventual champs.