August 23, 2016

Football Camp Teaches More Than Blocking and Tackling

For former University of Alabama star and NFL player Jeremiah Castille, champions are more than stars on the field. His camp reflects this outlook and more than 400 youth athletes experienced it firsthand last month.

FLOCK sponsored North Carolina’s first Jeremiah Castille Character Football Camp, a two-day camp full of football training and character building. Two days of sweating, running and jumping. Two days of listening, learning, and growing.

Castille’s camp is about more than just the game of football. It’s about helping youth athletes recognize and reach their fullest potential, focusing on strength, agility and character-building skills for both on and off the field.

“I really enjoyed it when we talked about having a passion and finding your purpose in life,” said tight end Xavier Smith.

Camp attendees learned from some of the greatest, including Olympic Gold Medalist Willie Smith, current and former college players (and college rivals) from the University of Alabama and Clemson University, and other retired professionals.

“It was nice to have different coaches trying to lead us in the right direction, giving us the Christ-like way,” said Quashawn Wilkins of James Kenan High School. “It was a lot of hard work, a lot of great instruction and a lot of fun.”

The camp aligned perfectly with one of FLOCK’s main tenants: youth development. Caring for young people and providing them with tools to live fulfilling, productive lives is at the core of what FLOCK and House of Raeford believe in.

Take a look at the photos below to see how these young athletes spent their time on the field and in fellowship with one another.




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