Norcross GA 2017 Kids & Pros Camp
Former Atlanta Falcons Defensive Back Bobby Butler and Linebacker Buddy Curry, continued their 16th year of Youth Football Camps across the Southeast, in conjunction with Kids & Pros Inc., by hosting the 4th annual #youthfootball camp and parent information session at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, in Norcross, GA — courtesy of Gwinnett Medical and UPS, and other local sponsors. The three-night skills and drills camp ran from 6-9 PM each night in July (July 11-13) with more than 270 youth ages 7 – 13 from Gwinnett County, and surrounding communities, passing, running, and learning proper tackling techniques. Curry, a USA Football Master Trainer, incorporates safe tackling techniques into his clinics along with life skill lessons. The safe, non-contact football instruction teaches campers, parents and coaches the right way to play and how to avoid injuries. What sets Kids & Pros apart from many other camps is the messaging that the camp directors and coaches share throughout the week. In addition to the football skills shared by former NFL players, Kids & Pros offers a parent information session on the first night of camp, to talk with parents about the sport, football safety, proper equipment fitting, impact as a coach as a role model, character building through football, concussion avoidance, and proper skill training and tackling techniques. NFL Coaches are also encouraged to share their “stories” through positive messaging after drills, and GameChanger talks (5-10 min Q & A sessions with the athletes at the end of each night of camp.) The parent information session was led by Buddy Curry, a USA Football Master Trainer and Executive Director of Kids & Pros. Over 150 parents attended the session at camp, and Gwinnett Medical Center had staff out at the camp to answer any questions about medical safety and their Concussion Institute, a unique offering in the Atlanta area.
Camp Director: Bobby Butler
The Kids & Pros Norcross camp boasted the largest NFL Alumni turn out to date of camps this year — with 11 alumni present to encourage and mentor the athletes. Among those participating included: Evan Cooper (DB)-Michigan, 1984-1987 Philadelphia Eagles, 1988 & 1989- Atlanta Falcons; Bobby Howard (RB)- Indiana, 1986-1988-Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Stefon Adams (DB) East Carolina, 1986-1989 – Los Angeles Raiders, 1990- Cleveland Browns, 1990- Miami Dolphins; Ed Hartwell (LB) Western Illinois, 2001-2004- Baltimore Ravens, 2005 & 2006- Atlanta Falcons; Marvin Sims (FB) Clemson, 1980 & 1981- Baltimore Colts; Anthony Sessions (LB) Tennessee, 2001- Washington Redskins; Marquis Floyd (DB) West Georgia, 2009- Cleveland Browns; Charrod Taylor (DE) Georgia Southern; Rahim Abdullah, Clemson, 1999-2000 Cleveland Browns; and Buddy Curry ( LB) North Carolina, Atlanta Falcons 1980-1987.
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