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Detroit Lions camp at Evart

DETROIT—The Detroit Lions have announced their 2013 Summer Youth Football Camp schedule that includes 29 camps in 26 cities from June-August. This year’s camps will incorporate the latest health and safety points identified by USA Football.

One of the camps will be on Aug. 2 at Evart High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be a fundamentals mini-camp for ages 6 to 14.

Youngsters can register at

Director of Detroit Lions Youth Football Chris Fritzsching is one of 34 USA Football Master Trainers for Heads Up Football. The program emphasizes: Heads Up Tackling (keeping the head out of the line of contact), concussion awareness and response (using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols) and proper equipment fitting (helmets and shoulder pads).

The Detroit Lions are the first NFL team to have a Master Trainer for Heads up Football leading their youth football program.

“We are proud to establish a new standard for NFL teams for educating youth on the importance of health and safety issues surrounding our game,” said Detroit Lions Team President Tom Lewand. “In accordance with the NFL’s commitment to player health and safety, it is important to educate youth football players and help them develop safe habits and techniques to utilize throughout their football careers.”

Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps and Academies are open to boys and girls, ages 4-18, are non-contact and fundamental, and designed to improve beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill levels. Camps and mini-camps provide fundamental instruction on all positions for both sides of the football. Academies focus on specific positions and allow for more detailed instruction and player development.

“Our goal is to help young athletes become smarter, better skilled and more confident football players,” said Fritzsching. “We work year-round to build a solid curriculum that provides a fun and safer educational foundation of the game while underscoring the life skills football teaches.”

Participants are grouped based on age and skill level. Each camp is limited to the first 70 participants to register and is conducted by Fritzsching and the Detroit Lions Youth Football Coaching Staff, who are professional educators from the collegiate and high school ranks.

Evart camp

EVART —  Evart’s football program is having its spread wing-T football camp this week. The camp started Monday and continues through this Friday. The camp is for ninth through 12th grade students from any school and goes 6- 9 p.m. It’s at Evart High School. The cost is $20.

Contact the high school for more information.