Football camp coming to Torrington for boys, girls ages 6-14


TORRINGTON – For the third year in a row, Football 101 will host its annual youth football camp.

The camp will be coached by current members of the Torrington High School coaching staff.

“They’ll do various drills, and on the last day, they’ll have a chance to do their own punt, pass and kick competition, as well as, play some flag football,” Football 101 organizer Kendra Stienmetz said.

Last year, camp featured former University of Wyoming and NFL player Chris Prosinski, and this year’s camp will feature former THS football players and current UW Cowboys Logan Harris and Skyler Miller, along with Southeast High School graduate Jeff Burroughs.

“We are so excited to have that relationship with them,” Stienmetz said. “I’ve watched Logan and Skyler since they were in middle school. It’s a great experience for my family, personally, as well as the community.”

The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-14 and will be held July 1-3. Registration costs $40 with family discounts if more than one child registers.

“It’ll run from 8-10 every morning,” Stienmetz said. “We’ll start checking them in at 7:30 a.m.”

The camp will be held at the Old Wiseman Field behind THS.

The camp will have at least three divisions, maybe more depending on how many register, Stienmetz said.

“We will have four different awards per division: Blazer of the Week, Mr. Attitude, Mr. Effort and Most Improved,” she said. “We’ll also have awards in each division in the punt, pass and kick competition.”

In the first two summers, the camp has had more than 50 kids participate.

Registration for the camp is being done online at https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/football101.

Football 101 is a non-profit organization that supports the Torrington High School football program which started in 2014 by the Blazer coaches’ wives.

It started with a Ladies Night and only grew from there.

“It was a thing to kind of kick off the football season,” Stienmetz said. “We had the football coaches come in and do a presentation on the 101s of football. It was really well received, so it’s grown from there.”

It now includes a silent auction, golf tournament and the youth football camp.

Football 101 is led by Stienmetz, along with Tara Nicolay, Nyana Sims and Melanie Wolfe.

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