The Ceres Jr. Bulldogs Football & Cheer Organization held its Sixth Annual Skills Camp this past week.
Coaches offered water breaks every 15 minutes during the free clinic, staged July 17-20, at Smyrna Park.
“It was so hot,” said Joseph Estrada, the organization’s president. “We made sure the kids stayed hydrated throughout the camp. We had five different water stations.”
A total of 110 boys and girls, aged 4-14, attended this year’s camp.
Each session lasted two hours, 6-8 p.m.
Football players and cheerleaders completed warmup drills prior to receiving instruction from their respective coaches.
“I was pleased with the turnout,” Estrada said. “A lot of kids showed up. I saw a lot of new faces. The kids had a lot of fun.”
The Jr. Bulldogs held their first official practice of the 2018 campaign on Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m., at Cesar Chavez Jr. High.
The Central Valley Gridiron Youth Football season will begin next month.
“We’re trying to get the kids adapted to the heat,” Estrada said.