The Victims2Victors Football Training Camp was a great success! Our football players had the opportunity to attend this weekend youth camp and coaches clinic, put on by Eagle Village. Eagle Village is a healing center that is serving today’s ever-changing youth, families, and communities.
At the camp, the kids not only learned state of the art football skills and training, but also about building strong character with good decision-making, respect, and positive behavior. “This weekend had a remarkable effect on his self-esteem,” said Evelyn Postell-Franklin, parent of a youth participant, “the impact is demonstrated in the optimism he shows when faced with challenges, the confidence that he will meet those challenges, improved effort toward physical fitness and athleticism, and decreased anxiety and shyness in social activities.”
The camp brought together kids from different teams to all work and grow together. “It doesn’t matter what team you play for,” said Deovion Brown, 12 year old player for the East Side Raiders, “all the kids are friends and it was like one big family.”
Throughout the weekend, the football players took part in group work on the field and off, as well as teambuilding activities to bring everyone together. The coaches were also able to learn about new training techniques, how to establish success for their players, and about team-building. “I really enjoyed working with Donovan Dooley,” said Deovion, “I always wanted him to train me and I picked up some tools from him that I can use this season!”
The youth participants at the camp had a lot of influential and successful mentors surrounding them all weekend. “I thought it was a great opportunity for Deovion to sharpen his skills and pick up some pointers from some of the best coaches the game has to offer!” said Deovion’s father, Mr. Brown.
Thank you to Eagle Villag e and Quarterback University for putting on such an amazing camp for our young players! They learned a lot and were very grateful for the experience!