The Southeastern football coaching staff has taken its show on the road in June.
This year, the SE staff is hosting four one-day camps for high schoolers in four locations across Oklahoma and Texas. Head coach Bo Atterberry said that it has been successful, going back even into May with the younger players.
“It’s been awesome,” Atterberry said. “We had our youth camp on May 20 and there were over 80 athletes, kids from first grade to eighth grade that came out.
“We were in Choctaw, Okla. last Saturday, and Grand Prairie last night. We’re going to Longview on Thursday and then have ours back here at home on June 17. It’s been really fun working with those guys and then also being able to evaluate some of them.”
The camps are for those entering ninth grade through 12th grade and Atterberry said the athletes are getting an opportunity to hone their skills while the coaches have the chance to develop relationships with them and even start the recruiting process.
“They’re learning the fundamentals of their positions,” Atterberry said. “Of course, they’re all getting coached really well at their own high schools, so we’re not trying to change all of that. But it’s a day to come out and show their work ethic and their ability to be coached.
“Maybe they take one or two things that they like to use within their high school, and then again it’s for us to evaluate their work, their attitudes and their skill level, of course.”
The full Southeastern coaching staff is on hand for each of the one-day events. And campers can sign up online or even walk up on the morning of the camp.
“They can go to gosoutheatern.com and then go to the football page and it will direct you to camps and they can pay and register and do everything right there and we’ll have you on the list when you get there.
“Cash, check – we’ll take it. You walk up with a credit card that morning, we’ll do it online right there, too.”
The camp in Durant will be Paul Laird Field on Saturday, June 17, and starts at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m.