KIMBALL -- The month of July is full of football camps for younger kids to learn the basics and older players to prepare for their season. 

The 3-day camp for third through sixth graders is July 15-17 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The camp is $30 per child.  

High School Head Football Coach Darell Howitt says the coaches dedicate one day to teaching offense, one to defense, and one to a free style fun day. 

“My philosophy on little kids' football is to have fun,” Howitt says. “Teach them basics, teach them to get in stance and how to fire off. We’ll also teach them the number system, so at least they heard that sort of thing and our terminology.” 

The junior high and high school coaches will also organize junior and varsity camps. 

The junior high students will meet July 29 – August 1 from 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The camp for junior high students gets more intense where they wear helmets and run against bags. 

They will have one offense day, a defense day, a specialty focus day, and they will put all their knowledge and skills together for a touch football game on the final day. 

The junior high camp gives the students football experience and evaluates their specialty, Howitt says.

The high school players will meet July 29 – August 2 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., as well as go on a team retreat to the mountains through the weekend following the camp. 

Howitt says the camp gives the players extra practice time leading up to the season, and the retreat allows for team bonding.

“We’re going to use this as a time to get a head start on installation of offense and defensive,” Howitt says. 

You can register up until the start of the first day for each camp but be sure to sign up ahead of time to guarantee your child gets a T-shirt. The cost for the junior and varsity camps are $15 each.