The 2013 Dell Rapids Youth Football Clinic was held Tuesday, July 17th, and Wednesday, July 18th, at Brown Park in Dell Rapids. Over 70 youth ranging from 2nd grade through 6th grade participated in the 2-day clinic. Some of the drills the campers went through included shield blocking, D-End figure 8 chase, linebacker pursuit, heads-up tackling, defensive-back box drill, hands-on catching, precision passing, and running-back agility. The stations that the campers went through included Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Running Back, Linemen, Linebacker, Defensive Back, and Kicking/Punting.
The clinic was put on by current and past Dell Rapids football players. The entire staff of the event included Andy Scherff, Brett Nichols, Bryce Koch, Channing Barber, Cody Nielson, Emily Kerns, Gus Haskell, Hunter White, Jackson Entringer, Jacob Habeger, John Elverson, Jordan Lindberg, Kahler Berven, Rachel Hansen, Riley Schmidt, Tanner Munk, Tanner Solberg, Trevor Peter, Ty Hennen, Weston Hanson, Zach Barber, and Zach White.
Camp organizer/leader Greg Schwebach said, “I was glad to see all the kids from the community and several from surrounding towns joining together to better themselves and have fun with football. I was very fortunate to have such a great group of friends and former teammates come help make this all possible. They all did a great job teaching the game of football and making it enjoyable for the kids. Coach Steve Hansen stopping in for a speech to the kids was very effective; all of the kids sat at full attention soaking in every one of his words. Every technique we taught at the camp came straight from what we learned playing for him. I was glad to see that a group of college and high school kids were able to give the time and make this happen. This camp was truly made by the community, for the community.”