by RANDY GREGORY
One of the annual highlights for the Rockford football program is the FUNdamental Youth Clinic. It is an event that draws several hundred participants every year and is staffed by the coaches and players of the entire high school program. This year’s version is slated for Monday, July 29th through Thursday, August 1st and will be held at the high school.
If you haven’t enrolled your child yet, there is still a small window of opportunity. Please call head varsity football coach Ralph Munger at 866-7797 (h) or 204-1857 (c) if you have any questions. The cost is $70.00 dollars and checks should be made out to “Rockford Football” and sent to Coach Ralph Munger at 2857 12 Mile Rd NE, Rockford,MI 49341.The clinic runs daily between 9:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.
The children are divided into age groups and awards are given out in multiple categories for a plethora of different abilities. There are also tee shirts and various other hand outs that provide the future Rams with a chance to remember a fun event for all.
The unquestioned biggest highlight of all is the final day when teams are chosen and the players compete in games against each other. Munger encourages any parents, grandparents, or anyone at all who wishes to attend to show up and cheer their young charges on.
“I don’t know who has more fun doing this camp,” said Munger. “The coaches, players and the attendees all have a ball and the relatives also really enjoy that final “game day”. It is one of the highlights for us as we prepare for another football season.”