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OSU Youth Football Mini Camp Saturday

OSU football clinicCORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’re a Beaver believer hoping to meet your favorite OSU football players, then Saturday is your chance.

Kids who are in third through eighth grades can come out for the team’s annual youth football camp.

The Corvallis Boys and Girls Club is hosting the free event. However, the club is accepting donations, which would go toward its athletic scholarship fund. The suggested donation is $5.

Boys and girls are welcome to come learn football skills all taught by the players themselves.

“There are usually six stations,” said Brian Mills, the BGCC Athletic Director. “So they’ll do kicking, passing, blocking, defensive drills and those types of things; running back drills. So the players are the ones that actually design the drills.”

Mills says the camp is imitating a game day environment. Benny the Beaver will be there, as well as band members, OSU cheerleaders, and middle school cheerleaders. Parents are welcome to stay to watch. After the camp, football players will be available for autographs.

“It’s as much fun for the players as it is for the kids too,” Mills said. “And the kids have that one-on-one interaction where usually they don’t have the opportunity to do that.”

Kids are encouraged to dress in layers since some of them will be outside. The fields are turf, so kids do not need to wear cleats.

The camp goes from 10 a.m. until noon, and registration starts Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Truax Indoor Facility on campus.

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