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Photo by Erin Mizelle for the Winston-Salem Chronicle
hampers at the S.TAJt. Football camp apply the fundamentals learned earlier during football drills on Monday, July 6,2015 at Winston-Salem Preparatory
icademy in Winston-Salem, N.C.
'FUNdamentals' camp offers three
days of football and life lessons
1Y TEVIN STINSON
Student athletes from across the city gathered at
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy for the opening day
jf the "FUNdamentals" Football Clinic on Monday, July
The free, three-day clinic, designed to introduce chil
iren to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and ener
getic environment, is supported through a grant from the
"FUNdamentals" incorporates a series of drills to
each passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact
setting. All the drills selected for the camp are based on
USA Football's Player
Model. The model was
developed to ensure children
are learning in an age appro
priate manner, based on cog
nitive and physical maturity.
The age range covered is
5 to 18.
Campers were split into r
different groups by age and \_
grade level. Although foot
ball is the center of all the
activities of the clinic, counselo
rs make sure campers also
learn lessons that can help them off the field.
Lamont Scales, head coach at Winston-Salem Prep,
was a coordinator and counselor of the event. He said that
to learn the game of football, you must be disciplined and
"I think what we're really trying to do is make sure the
kids are more responsible and respectable, and try to get
them to make the right decisions off the field," Scales said.
Each day of camp, campers learned a character trait
that could help them be more productive students and all
around people. The theme of the first day of camp was
responsibility, followed by leadership and determination
on the remaining days of camp.
See Camp on B2
sprinter McNeill ranks among
best in U.S. at 400 meters
Colleges heavily recruiting the rising senior
BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE
TOR THE CHRONICLE
The first day of July produced
mixed emotions for quarter-miler ?
The day didn't turn out as she :
expected. The Parkland sprinter was ?
deeply disappointed after running a j
sub-par race (54.94 seconds) and b
finishing sixth in the girls' 400- I
meter dash at the USATF World B
Junior Trials. Had she placed among <
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U.S. team for the IAAF World
Junior Track and Field Championships, which begin next week in Colombia
On the flip side, McNeill had much to celebrate after being contacted by 10 colleges
See McNeill on B3
Atkins High's Hamlin primed
to meet every challenge as the
BY CRAIG T. GREENLE
FOR THE CHRONICLE
Being the head football coach at
Atkins High School is arguably the
least coveted gig in Forsyth
County. The school started playing I
football in 2005 and has never kj
experienced a winning season.
In years past, the seemingly- I
dwindling number of available ath
letes has made it difficult to build I
and sustain continuity. David I
Hamlin, the newly installed head I
coach, has heard all the negatives. H
"A lot of people saw this job ?
opening, but they didn't apply for it,
they didn't want it," said Hamlin,
-who is the school's fourth football coach in 10 years. "I've heard it said that they can't
win at Atkins, they don't have the right kids, etc. I didn't run from this position, I ran
See Hamlin on B3