Kennett High School football coach Jim Donato's No Huddle Football Camps opened earlier this week.

Donato, a former West Chester University player, has coached Kennett's varsity team since the program started in 2005.

His camps, which are open to boys ages 7 to 14 years old, teach both fundamentals and specialty skills.

"Football is still so new around here," said Donato. "The main thing is we want to help these guys learn how to play the game. And the most important thing is that they have fun while doing it."

The camps were held all this week at Kennett Middle School. On Monday, a Speed and Development Camp run by Eric Mitchell of PARISI Speed Training took place in the morning. The rest of the week featured a QB/WR Elite Technique Camp and an Offense/Defense All-Position Camp.

According to Donato, most players attending the camp were from either the Kennett, Oxford or Avon Grove school districts. A number of the kids also play in the Kennett/Unionville Titans youth football organization during the fall.

Helping out at the camp throughout the week were a number of current and former Kennett High School football players, as well as former Kennett assistant coach Evan Breisblatt.

"The most impressive thing about the camp is the behavior of these kids is second to none," said Breisblatt, now an assistant coach at Coatesville. "They listen to everything we say. They eat it up, and they always go 100 miles an hour for us and they always try their best. It's just a good time in the summer."

The No Huddle Football Camps will run again later this summer on July 13 (Speed & Development Camp) and July 14 (Skills & Drills Camp) at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown.

For more information on the camps or to register contact Donato at 717-808-5984.

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