Portage High School opened its doors to the future Indians on Feb. 24 as over 120 Portage Pop Warner players made their way to the fieldhouse to work out as part of the league’s 2013 Winter Blitz.
“Our main goal is getting the kids up and moving while keeping football in their minds,” Pop Warner Vice President Ian Craven said. “Coach Wally [McCormack] has become a huge asset to Portage Pop Warner and our relationship with PHS is just going great with a lot of good things to come in the future.”
The opening day of the event was a tremendous success and according to the Portage Pop Warner Facebook page, it was one of the largest turnouts ever for a Pop Warner camp.
For those that missed the first Winter Blitz date or for anyone who would like to return, there are still three days throughout the month of March. The Winter Blitz will take place on March 3, 10 and 17 in the Portage High School Fieldhouse. Participants receive valuable instruction from the PHS varsity coaching staff, led by head coach Wally McCormack.
The cost of the camp is $50 per child. It is open to all elementary school students (grade K-5). Students that participate receive a free T-Shirt. Make checks payable to the PFND (Portage Fight Never Dies) Club. Registration forms are available for download at Portagefootball.com.
This is a non-contact football camp that will provide campers opportunities to learn and improve their fundamentals. Each participant will be tested and evaluated on a number of measurable skills. Parents will be provided with feedback from the coaches in the form of a skills evaluation report. Teamwork will also be an emphasis throughout the camp.
Photos provided by Portage Pop Warner