By Dan Hardenbrook

Summer is flying by and the fall sports season will soon be upon us. With less than a month to go before the start of practice, the Newberry Indians football program is getting ready for the 2021 season.

Players and coaches have been hard at work in the weight room and during skill training at the field. While the numbers have been solid for the summer workout series, more players are welcome to join in and suit up this season.

To prepare for the upcoming season, the JV and Varsity programs will participate in their annual team camp July 27-29. The high school team camp is open to all interested players who will be in grades 9-12 this fall.

After the big kids get their work in, area youth will have their turn to take the field. Those same days will feature the return of the annual Newberry Indians Youth Football Camp. The youth camp is open to any area children in grades 4-8. The camp will be hosted and run by the high school football players.

The camp will also serve as a fundraiser for the Newberry High School football teams. Cost for the youth camp is $25 per participant and all proceeds will go towards necessary equipment for the upcoming season. The youth camp takes place from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on July 27, 28, and 29 at the Newberry football field.

Each night following the youth camp, parents can sign their players up for the upcoming youth football season. The Tahquamenon Area Youth Football Association will have a 4th/5th/6th grade flag football team and a 7th and 8th grade tackle team this fall. Season registration is separate from the cost of the youth camp. Flag football season fees are $25 per player and the tackle fees are $50 per player. Sixth graders are welcome to try out for the 7th and 8th grade tackle team but roster spots are not guaranteed.

Parents must bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a copy of a physical form in order to sign up.

Anyone with questions can contact Zach Clickner at (906)-291-1381 or Dan Hardenbrook at (906)-450-2750.