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Avery Middle School head football coach Donnie Johnson speaks to campers at High Country
Skills and Technique Camp at Avery High School on Saturday, June 29. Photo courtesy Bobby
Clem



Originally published: 2013-07-03 13:18:55
Last modified: 2013-07-03 13:19:39

AMS football hosts High Country Skills and Technique Camp

Jamie Shell / (sports@averyjournal.com)

The calendar may have turned to July, but for a number of elementary and middle school students, football is already in the air and on their minds as close to 20 Avery County students from fifth through eighth grade participated in High Country Skills and Technique Camp on Saturday, June 29, at Avery High School.

Players worked with Avery Middle School head football coach Donnie Johnson, Avery assistant coach John Phillips, former Avery coach Steve Milligan and former Avery High School and college standouts Josh Johnson and Ricky Spradling during the camp on many facets of the game.

"The pool of coaches we have instructing the kids virtually guarantees that players will get good, sound instruction from coaches who have a lot of football experience coming to Avery for these kids to benefit from," Johnson said.

Among principles taught at High Country Skills and Technique Camp were showing students the proper methods to maximizing effort and minimizing times in several combine-specific events.

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