The Ceres Seahawks Youth Football & Cheer Organization staged its ninth annual skills camp at Central Valley High School.
"We're trying to change things up," said Willie Solorio, third-year president. "We made it a little more fun. If you burn them out, they might not come back."
A total of 110 players, ages 7-14, participated.
The camp was split into two sessions with the first one be being offered on July 25 and the last on Aug. 1.
Coaches from Ceres' varsity, junior-varsity, pee-wee and rookies football teams guided players through drills.
Each session lasted four hours, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon.
"We had four water stations because of the heat," Solorio said. "Every 40 minutes, they broke for water and switched drills. We ran a bunch of basic drills, nothing fancy. It's a good opportunity for the kids to meet their coaches. We do charge for our camp but the kids get practice jerseys. Plus, we had a barbecue and snow cones. We're going to have a great season this year."
The Seahawks staged the finals of their Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday.
Christopher Villacana (varsity), Isaiah Hidalgo (junior varsity), Isaiah Epps (pee wee) and Mike Brazil (rookies) were the overall winners.
"Everyone was watching," Solorio said. "There was a lot of excitement."