Some college football standouts including Kansas State safety Dante Barnett and Oklahoma linebacker Dominique Alexander will help host a middle school football clinic for all TPS students 6th-8th grade.
Barnett was named second team All-Big 12 last year and will play a prominent role for KSU’s defense this year during his senior season. Alexander currently has a career 187 tackles and was named to the Butkus Award watch list earlier this month.
The camp will held Saturday, August 1, at Booker T. Washington High School from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
It will be put on by Nate Goodman, head football coach at Monroe Demonstration Academy, and will feature other local coaches and talent including: coach Reginald Terry of Booker T. Washington, coach Jarvis Payne of McClain High School, University of Tulsa linebacker Derrick Alexander (Dominque’s brother) and more.
The camp’s main focuses are to help the youth learn the basic fundamentals they’ll need entering middle school and to educate them on what it takes to be a student-athlete.
Some of the collegiate players will speak to the kids about what it’s like to play sports in college and the importance of staying out of trouble, while some of the local high school coaches will emphasize how important academic eligibility is.
The camp will be free for all who register before the deadline.
Every participant will receive two free meals, a camp t-shirt and a certificate of participation.
Due to this being a first-time camp, it’s only open to TPS students, but Goodman plans on opening it up to all local area kids next year.
To register for the camp visit the link listed below: