The 2019 Kevin Jones Youth Football Training Camp is coming to Virginia Tech on June 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Designed to mimic a real NFL training camp, the camp is for children ages 6-14 of any experience level.

The camp was created by former Hokie Kevin Jones, a Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Famer who played for the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears. Jones runs the camp along with various NFL players (new Pittsburgh Steeler Trey Edmunds is on board this year) and members of the VT coaching staff.

Now retired from the NFL and owner of a design company based out of Blacksburg, Jones enjoys sharing his knowledge of football, as well as teaching the importance of teamwork, self-discipline and education. Through this camp, Jones and his staff aim to instill these values in the lives of the campers to help positively shape their future goals and aspirations.

Younger campers will take part in a half-day camp that concludes after lunch (around 1 p.m.). Older campers attend for the full session. All will experience daily instruction, chalk talk, defensive and offensive drills (non-contact), position-specific training and teambuilding, and will receive a T-shirt, gift bag, group photo, autographs and lunch.

Camp takes place at the Johnson-Miller Track Complex, located at 450 Spring Road, off Southgate Drive and across from Lane Stadium. This is an outdoor facility, and participants should come prepared for inclement weather.

As of the first week of June, there is still time to register! The fee is $135 for 6- to 9-year-olds, $160 for 10- to 14-year-olds. Sibling and team discounts are available.

For more information, and to sign up, go to Kevinjonesfootballcamp.com, or call 552-2758.

Submitted by Kaelyn Petrides

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