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W&L softball splits games

The Washington & Lee Eagles softball team won one and lost one as they headed into their spring ...

Foxes girls soccer forges into 2016 season

Foxes girls soccer forges into 2016 season

For the King George girls’ soccer team, its been a slow progression to hopefully becoming a co...

W&L Lady Eagles open softball season with a split

W&L Lady Eagles open softball season with a split

The Washington & Lee Lady Eagles softball team opened its 2016 season with a new coach, a scrapp...

Drifters make fourth Va. state tourney appearance

Drifters make fourth Va. state tourney appearance

On March 5 at the campus of UVA-Wise, during the VHSL 1A Girls’ State Quarterfinal, the Drifte...

Varsity Fox wrestlers end season on high note

Varsity Fox wrestlers end season on high note


King George middle school and NVWF wrestlers grapple for a bright future
The winter sports season bro...

Foxes finish in Conf. 19 semis

Foxes finish in Conf. 19 semis

On Wednesday evening, the road into the post season ended for the Foxes.

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Bushrod football camp, a hit with area youth

On Saturday, on the fields of King George High School, more than 150 kids, ages 6-13 gravitated to the Jermon Bushrod Visualize and Rise Football Camp. More than 50 volunteers made up of KGHS alumni, area coaches and educators taught aspiring football players the fundamentals of the game. Camp coordinator and Courtland High School varsity football coach George Major is hopeful that the camp motto and focus, visualize and rise, will become a recurring theme throughout the campers’ lives as they pursue their athletic goals.
“The purpose of this camp is to make kids understand that anybody can do anything they want to if they put their mind to it,” coach Major said.

Long before Jermon Bushrod ascended to the ranks of collegiate and professional gridiron stardom, coach Major taught Bushrod the proper way to use footwork, stances,  pass and run-block schemes, and a general knowledge of the game of football.
Each youth, regardless of age or size, was given four hours of instructions on every position associated with the game of football. Some of the skills taught were passing, running, defensive and offensive formations, holding the ball after handoff, running pass patterns and catching.
With Bushrod shadowing each skill station, campers had a rare opportunity to visualize the results of what hard work will do, if applied correctly over a long period of dedication and time.
After kids were divided up into rotating stations that consisted of exercise, agility and specialized skills, they were tested during a mini football combine course. The course featured a 40-yard dash, close shuttle and L-drill.
The cost of the camp was $15, and participants were assured a camp T-shirt for their efforts.
During the final part of the camp, kids had a chance to showcase their skills during a seven-on-seven tournament.
After the tournament was over, Bushrod and his camp coaches bestowed upon them words of encouragement that will hopefully instill a strong sense of character.
“Whatever you put your mind too, you have to see yourself doing it if it’s going to happen at all,” Bushrod said.

 Leonard M. Banks
Sports Editor

 

 

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