Broncos will be in town for youth football camp

Staff Report

The Three Rivers Youth Football Camp is still nearly three months away, but organizers are already gearing up for what they hope will be a football “extravaganza.”

The camp, formerly called the Rare Breed Football Camp, will still feature former Denver Broncos stars like Rick Upchurch, but the venue has moved to Glenwood Springs High School to make the event more centrally located and accessible for participants from the Rifle and New Castle areas.

“We really want to make it a valley-wide program,” said Scott Zerfoss, an organizer for the event. “We are rededicating ourselves to making football fun.”

The camp, which is open to third- through eighth-graders (as of the fall of 2003) runs Aug. 6-9. The first three days feature instruction from the former Denver Broncos players and the camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fourth day is a valley-wide appreciation for football day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to kick off the start of the Three Rivers Youth Football season. The entire family is encouraged to partake in the event. The day’s activities include parent meetings, referee clinics, coaches clinics and a question and answer session for coaches in leagues ranging from youth to high school. According to Zerfoss, all the area varsity coaches have committed to participate in the camp.

The cost of the camp is free to registered Three Rivers Youth Football players grades third-sixth and $50 for seventh- and eighth-graders.

The camp will hold town registrations Wednesday and Thursday of next week at the following locations: Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 5-7:30 p.m.; Kathryn Senor Elementary (New Castle), 6:30-8 p.m.; Basalt Middle School, 5:30-7 p.m.; Carbondale Middle School, 5-7:30 p.m.; and the Rifle Fire Station, 5-8 p.m. Late registration will be accepted.

For more information, or to help coach, call Zerfoss at 945-0318.

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