CHHS hosting quarterback and receivers camp

Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 23, 2015

By Mike Hensley

Former Troy State University football standout, Frank Sadler, and Charles Henderson High School football coach, Brad McCoy are teaming up and hosting a football camp for quarterbacks and wide receivers.

The two-week long camp will take place on the soccer fields of the Troy Sportsplex.

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Coach Sadler, a long time coach, and player joins the camp with a long resume of success in not only Troy, and Alabama, but across the county as well. After his playing career ended at Troy University, coach Sadler went on two coach college football at three different colleges; The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The University of New Mexico, and the University of South Carolina.

“Coach Sadler’s resume is one of the best that I have ever seen, when it comes to not only high school football, but at the college level as well,” Coach McCoy said. “He brings a tremendous amount of offensive knowledge to the table.

The camp will run for two weeks starting on June first; the first week will feature drills that will emphasize on a quarterback’s skills and technique.

The second week starting on June 8 and running through June 14th will allow quarterbacks and receivers come together for drills and practices.

“I met with coach Sadler on occasion and picked his brain on things that we can do to father develop our quarterbacks, receivers, and whole offensive scheme to put us in a situation to be successful,” coach McCoy said. “We need to develop quarterbacks; The only way to do that is do what they do in baseball; they start developing kids when they are five, six, and seven years old. We have got to do the same thing in the game of football.”

Also helping at the camp will be a mix of current Charles Henderson coaches, and former athletes.

All Kids from age ten to 18 years of age are welcome to participate in the two-week camp. Different drills and techniques will be featured for each age group.

“Of course we can’t expect some of these kids of different ages to be able to do the same things. The thing we are going to do of course is work on fundamentals,” Coach McCoy said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re ten years old or a 17 year-old, every football player has to start with an individual fundamental basis to where they are going to grow from. We are going to look at the age of the kid and tailor the practice according to what we think they can handle. We will be looking for a personality of a quarterback, the leadership skills that a quarterback has to posses.”

The second week of the camp, when the receivers join the quarterbacks, will give the quarterbacks the opportunity to throw to open targets.

“We are going to be able to bring receivers in the second week and be able to do some one-on-one drills, where receivers will be working against defensive-backs,” coach McCoy said.

The camp will be $10.00 per-week; participants can pay upon arrival to practice.