Before the Eagles football team takes the field for the 2018 season, mothers of the players had the opportunity to learn from the coaches at Moms Camp.
“Our goal was to educate our moms on some football philosophies and share what their son is doing when they are at football,” said head coach Marcus Colvin. “We wanted to teach our moms things such as referee calls, offensive and defensive play calls, as well as letting our moms know how they can best support their son and our program during the season.”
For Kelly Kadel, mother of Brendan ‘19, the camp was extra special looking ahead to her son’s senior year.
“Our boys are with the football coaches from now until November — more than they’re with us almost,” Kadel reflected. “It is great to hear what our boys are doing and to build that relationship with the coaches.”
“It is a great time to interact and meet the moms,” Colvin agreed. “This was also an event where the coaches were accessible and able to answer all the questions the moms have as it pertains to their son and football. We also gave the moms a chance to learn about their son's position by doing some on-field instruction.”
Due to the weather, the instruction was moved into the library. That didn’t stop the moms from running plays, passing and throwing the ball, just like their sons.
“I can’t believe my son gets to be a part of something unique,” Kadel shared. “He is so lucky to be a part of such a great football program and this experience is once in a lifetime.”
Colvin added, “It is great to get away from the everyday grind of football with a family event such as Moms Camp. The moms are always eager to learn and really get after it on the football field.”
Save the Dates!
Celebrate and cheer on the Eagles this season, including at two special events:
Thursday, August 16: the Eagles will scrimmage against the Yellow Jackets of Sidney High School following Meet the Eagles at Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the CJ Eagles. The football jamboree kicks off at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
- Thursday, September 6: the Eagles will play under the Thursday night lights at Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the CJ Eagles as part of the FOX 45/ABC22 Thursday night lights football series. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. TV viewing information can be found here.
Posted July 17, 2018