Chappell’s youth camp a big successFirst year football coach had 40 boys attend his youth football camp last week
CANTON — Last week, first year Pisgah High School football coach Brett Chappell was in his element teaching football to a group of 40 elementary age boys And he was a big hit.
The first year Pisgah High School football coach, the entire Black Bears coaching staff and several varsity players, spent four days (July 8-12) teaching and developing football skills to 40 young boys who will be Black Bears in the future.
“I loved the camp,” said eight-year old Ty Upton. “It was fun and I learned a lot about football. I even got to work with Pisgah’s starting quarterback (McKinley Brown). He was really good. I can’t wait to play for Pisgah and Coach Chappell.”
It was that kind of sentiment with every young camper who attended the first Brett Chappell Youth Football Camp at Memorial Stadium.
The Chappell Camp, which cost $50, focused mainly on the fundamentals, safety, teamwork of the game of football. But it also made the camp fun, setting aside time each day for games.
There was plenty of encouragement, but still no lollygagging, as is usual at a Chappell practice. The kids cycled through drills at every position, including throwing passes, running routes, and going through linebacker drills.
Chappell and his staff even had side conversations with kids, just talking football or about anything. They took some kids under their wing to motivate them.