Saturday, August 8, 2009

Three Days of Westside Camp

This week I spent Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Westside Football Camp hosted by the Gates-Chili Spartans. The camp involved offensive and defensive drills along with 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 play. I wanted to get a bunch of different photos of the players running drills and plays.

Every night started with a huge football field full of football players participating in stretching exercises. Here is one of Gates-Chili's players doing leg kicks (Frankensteins) up the field.

(Canon 40D 300mm 1/5000 f/2.8 200 ISO)

The Greece Olympia Spartans continue their line of stretching across the field.

(Canon 40D 300mm 1/5000 f/2.8 200 ISO)

After about 15 minutes of stretching the players broke into groups for offensive or defensive drills. Monday and Wednesday varsity worked on offense while JV worked on defense and alternated on Tuesday and Thursday. On offensive days, varsity divided up into positions and worked on drills pertaining to their position. Here Greece Athena's and Brockport's quarterback work on hand drills that strengthen hand muscles and build hand-eye coordination.

(Canon 40D 300mm 1/3200 f/2.8 200 ISO)

(Canon 40D 300mm 1/2500 f/2.8 200 ISO)

The quarterbacks also worked on footwork. Here a Greece Arcadia qb practices a 3 step drop.

(Canon 40D 70-200mm @110mm 1/2500 f/2.8 200 ISO)

The running backs worked on their agility and footwork also. Here a Gates-Chili player works his legs as another holds on tight.

(Canon 40D 70-200mm @200mm 1/4000 f/2.8 200 ISO)

This Olympia running back looks up at the coach to see which direction to make his cut.

(Canon 40D 70-200mm @200mm 1/3200 f/2.8 200 ISO)

The last offensive skilled position is the wide receivers. They worked on catching the ball with distractions and with specific routes. Here a Hilton Cadet catches a pass behind him on a crossing route.

(Canon 40D 70-200mm @148mm 1/4000 f/2.8 200 ISO)

One of Gates-Chil's coaches throws a slant route to a camp wide receiver.

(Canon 40D 300mm 1/5000 f/2.8 200 ISO)

Wide receiver from Churchville-Chili watches the ball into his hands.

(Canon 40D 300mm 1/1600 f/2.8 250 ISO)

Westside camp continues with defense and team matchups in the next blog...

See over 200 photos in the gallery: Westside Camp

1 comment:

Mersad said...

Amazing captures. Sports Photography requires a lot of skill, and you certainly have it.