August 17, 2012

High School Football Kicks Off in Colorado and Nationwide

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By Peter Rimar (en:User:Chitrapa) [Public domain

Fall is in the air here in Denver, and although our youth football camps are over for the season, our players are back in school and training with their junior and senior high football teams. Here at SportsEddy camps, we'd like to extend a round of thanks to everyone who made our camps so successful and so much fun.

And we'd also like to hear from you!

If you attended any of the Ed McCaffrey football camps or the Chad Brown defense clinic, we'd like to hear just how your experience has changed your game. As the football season gets underway at your school, if you notice that you've learned something at our camps that has really helped your attitude, upped your game, impressed your coach, made you stronger... well, you get the idea.

Please post a comment about your experience here, or you can put it on our Facebook Page or Tweet us! Tell us what you learned, how you are putting it into practice, and what your favorite part of the camp was.

Although professional football and college football grab most of the headlines, high school football is also all over the news. Many teams are already in motion and others are preparing to kickoff the season in style within the next couple of weeks.

In fact, 26 high school teams from 15 different states, including 12 defending state champions, will compete in  ESPN's third annual High School Football Kickoff happening August 24 to 26. This exciting showdown will start out with a match between  two top Illinois teams. Read more information and see the complete schedule on ESPN's blog.

Can't get enough football, even between your own team, college games and the NFL games?

Well, for football junkies like you, why not check out the network of the best high school teams in Colorado on Altitude Sports and Entertainment: Altitude is in it's sixth year of showing high school football. They recently announced that seven local high school football teams would be featured this year: Cherry Creek, Grandview, Pomona, Bear Creek, Broomfield, Fountain-Fort Carson, Highlands Ranch and ThunderRidge.

The first game,  Broomfield vs. Pomona, is coming right up on August 31! Check out the upcoming schedule in the Denver Post.

The Colorado Prep Report has updated the Class of 2013 player rankings on their site, check it out here:

And if you've ever heard the expression "dumb jock", well we're here to tell you that it just isn't so. Check out this fantastic article in the Wall Street Journal, of all places: Economists Link Athletics to Success in School, Job Markets. The article concludes with the line, "Maybe athletics should be added to reading, writing and arithmetic." We strongly agree! In our experience, playing team sports doesn't just keep kids fit and give them something to do after school -- it provides important life lessons such as the importance of teamwork, hard work, perseverance, sportsmanship and more.

To all of Colorado's young athletes -- we're proud of you! Keep up the good work, and keep us posted on your accomplishments.

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