Fort Payne High School is hosting a youth football camp to help teach safer football playing techniques that aim to prevent injuries while not sacrificing any of the game’s physicality.

Campers will receive instruction from FPHS head football coach Chris Elmore and his coaching staff along with Safe Football founder Scott Peters and his staff.

Peters is a former NFL offensive lineman who now teaches players from youth, high school, college and professional levels safer ways to play the game while improving their performance on the field.

Since 2012, Peters has brought his “Tip of the Spear” football safety program to more than 450 high school and youth football programs to help prevent head injuries. He has also consulted more than 50 NCAA and NFL coaches.

The camp will run on July 23-24 at the FPHS football stadium and invites all youth football players entering kindergarten through sixth grade to register.

Players in third grade and under will have their camp sessions run from 6-7:30 p.m. both nights. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders will have their camp sessions run from 7:30-9 p.m. both nights.

The camp’s cost of registration is $75 per child and players may be signed up on the first day of camp.

To pre-register your child or for more information about the camp, contact Jerral Ingle at (256) 996-9526.

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