Â By Chuck Licata
The rainy weather helped cool things down for last weekâs TFA Two-Day Skills Camp, held in Georgetown.
The camp itself was headed up by TFA Coach Steve Gideon.
âThe weather has been great,â Gideon stated with a smile during a morning session of the camp. âHere we are in mid-July yet itâs overcast and we actually have a threat of rain. The Good Lord certainly took care of us today (on the weather side). This helps us keep the kids focused on what weâre trying to teach them.â
âThis is a full skills camp without contact and pads,â Gideon continued. âWe want to teach the kids football skill that will make them better when they go back to practice and play for their high school teams.
âWe want the kids to learn more concepts about football. On the offensive side we want the kids to see different (concepts) on what works, and how to adjust to the defense. On the defensive side, we want the kids to learn how to shake things up and how to disrupt the offense.â
âWe love the dedication of the kids in this camp,â Gideon declared. âPlus, we have such quality athletes at this camp. Itâs a pleasure to teach kids who have such dedication and understanding of not only the game of football, but also want to learn what our coaches are teaching them.
âWeâre not only teaching the skill players (quarterbacks, running backs and receivers) but also the linemen and linebackers. We have such a great coaching staff here (which included former UT and other collegiate players). The coaches are talented in their own right and know how to take a personal interest in developing the skills each and every camper.â
TFA is located in Liberty Hill and can be found online at www.footballskillstrainingaustin.com.