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Lin Hairstone, Kaiserslautern High School's head football coach, speaks during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Some 200 DODEA-Europe and local national football players attended the four-day camp.
Lin Hairstone, Kaiserslautern High School's head football coach, speaks during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Some 200 DODEA-Europe and local national football players attended the four-day camp. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Lin Hairstone, Kaiserslautern High School's head football coach, speaks during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Some 200 DODEA-Europe and local national football players attended the four-day camp.
Lin Hairstone, Kaiserslautern High School's head football coach, speaks during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Some 200 DODEA-Europe and local national football players attended the four-day camp. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Stuttgart and Wiesbaden players run defensive drills during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Stuttgart and Wiesbaden players run defensive drills during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Kaiserslautern's Stephan Cooley, left, passes the ball to Vilseck's Juan Oestreich during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Kaiserslautern's Stephan Cooley, left, passes the ball to Vilseck's Juan Oestreich during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Players practice passing during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Some 200 DODEA-Europe and local national football players participated.
Players practice passing during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Some 200 DODEA-Europe and local national football players participated. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Players practice passing and catching during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Players practice passing and catching during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Players warm up during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Players warm up during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Players warm up during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Kaiserslautern High School hosted the four-day camp.
Players warm up during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Kaiserslautern High School hosted the four-day camp. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Linebackers run through a series of drills during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Linebackers run through a series of drills during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Wiesbaden's Tyrone Calixte catches a pass during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Wiesbaden's Tyrone Calixte catches a pass during football camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Players cheer during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Players cheer during the annual European Football Camp at Vogelweh, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Some 200 football players from across the continent took to the gridiron at Kaiserslautern High School this week for the annual European Football Camp.

Campers from a number of DODEA-Europe and local national squads checked in Sunday as the camp began its four-day run, culminating with Wednesday’s slate of skills competitions, drills and awards.

Kaiserslautern head coach Lin Hairstone served as the event’s organizer as the camp relocated from its traditional spot in Ansbach.

The annual preseason event marks the beginning of the 2016-17 DODEA-Europe sports calendar. Schools were authorized to begin fall practice for football, volleyball, tennis, cross country and golf on Wednesday, the same day the football camp ended. The regular season is slated to begin the weekend of Sept. 9.

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