The Big Blue Football Camp, which teaches basics of the sport to young players from kindergarten through fifth-grade, is set for sessions May 8 and 9 at the Moffat County High School practice field.

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The Big Blue Football Camp, which teaches basics of the sport to young players from kindergarten through fifth-grade, is set for sessions May 8 and 9 at the Moffat County High School practice field.

Big Blue Football Camp set for May at MCHS

The eighth annual Big Blue Football Camp will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. May 8 and 9 at the Moffat County High School practice field, 900 Finley Lane.

The camp is available to players in kindergarten through fifth grade who want to learn more about the basics of the game.

Registration for the camp is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. May 7 at the MCHS football field. The cost is $20 to participate and receive a Bulldogs backpack.

Funds go toward supporting the MCHS football program.

Focuses include offensive skills like throwing, catching and blocking, as well as defensive skills like coverage and tackling.

“It’s not a contact camp, so they’ll be using the tackling bags to get them used to the sleds they’ll use later,” organizer and MCHS football coach Kip Hafey said. “We also really try to emphasize sportsmanship.”

Participants will also work on special teams tasks like kickoffs and punts.

Hafey said everyone who attends who will get a well-rounded experience.

“Everybody gets to try everything, there’s no designation, like, ‘You’re a lineman’ or ‘You’re a receiver,’” he said. “The second day we’ll be playing some games so they can use all the skills they learned.”

Hafey will be joined by fellow coaches.

“The players love it, and it’s just a good time for everybody involved,” he said.

For more information, call 824-9586.

Parks and Recreation soccer begins registration

Registration is open for Craig Parks and Recreation’s 2012 summer youth soccer program.

The program is available for players at least 5 years old — as of Aug. 31— to age 15.

The participation fee is $30 for the summer and includes a team T-shirt. The deadline to register is May 16.

The season begins June 18 with practice sessions, and games are playeed Tuesdays and Thursdays at Woodbury Sports Complex through Aug. 2.

For more information about playing or volunteering as a coach, call 824-2029.

Golf course to host Friday get-togethers

Yampa Valley Golf Course will host TGIF couples events on select Fridays throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Registration is $46 each week for a round of golf and a meal.

Every week has a different theme and format, each of which begins at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 824-3673.

The schedule is below:

May 4 — Mexican Night/best ball

May 18 — Hippie Night/two-person scramble

June 8 — Cowboys & Indians/Chapman

June 15— Dads Night/alternate shot

July 6 — Hawaiian Luau/two-person scramble

July 20 — Fifties Night/four-person scramble

Aug. 10 — Gangster Night/best ball

Aug. 24 — Old-Fashioned Golf/alternate shot

Sept. 7 — Famous Couples/Chapman

Sept. 21 — Hunters Scramble/two-person scramble

October TBD — Bronco Bash/four-person scramble, 18 holes

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