Bulldogs & LadyDogs kick off season with camp
By Sandy Jennings BCC Contributor
Photo by Sandy Jennings
Bulldog Football campers will be featured at the August 29
home game known as 'Lil Bulldog Night.
Before kicking off the high school fall sports' season, Bandera's football and volleyball programs will offer one last camp next week, July 29-31, from 9 am to noon. If you have not preregistered, you may do so upon arrival on Tuesday morning. The cost of each camp is $40.
The LadyDogs will be hosting volleyball camp in the competition gym and all athletes entering the fifth through the ninth grades are welcome.
"The campers will participate in organized drills, games and other activities that will not only develop their individual volleyball skills, but their knowledge of how these skills can be utilized to better their team," Head Volleyball Coach Dee Heiner said.
Heiner and her staff will emphasize setting, passing, blocking, serving and hitting in the daily skill sessions.
Campers should wear shorts, t-shirts, athletic shoes and knee pads (optional), and will receive a camp t-shirt, towel and water bottle. All campers will wear their camp t-shirt for the "End of Camp Tournament," and individual awards will be presented at the end of the tourney.
Down on the field at Bulldog Stadium, campers from ages 6-15 years old will be led by Head Football Coach David T. Sine and will provide an environment for the football player to develop individual skills.
"This camp is designed to be fun with a memorable learning experience for our young developing football stars of tomorrow," Sine said.
Anyone who has completed his/her freshmen year of high school is not eligible to attend.
"Each age group will compete against each other in various competitions," Sine said. "The camp allows our coaching staff three extra days to evaluate the upcoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade football players."
High school football players will begin their season on August 4, at 6:45 am. Sine sent out a preseason packet including a parent letter and a Bulldog two-a-day football practice schedule from August 4-15, to all incoming athletes. Sine encourages athletes to continue their daily workouts for an easier transition into two-a-days.
"It is imperative that you increase your agility and cardiovascular work as we approach two-a-days," Sine said. "If you have yourself in shape for August 4, two-a-days will be much easier."
The weight room at the high school has been open, and will continue to be open in the mornings from 7 am to 10 am, and in the evenings 4 pm-7 pm, for all athletes to use.
Sine and his coaching staff will host a parent/player meeting on August 4, at 6 pm on the home side of Bulldog Stadium. Parents will have the opportunity to meet new coaches and to ask any questions concerning the upcoming season.
"We encourage all junior high and high school student-athletes and parents to attend," Sine said. "The top four finishers claim a spot in the Texas High School Football Playoffs. Bandera is 6-34 over the past four years and the time for change is now! Get your popcorn ready!"