75 kids learn art of football’s skill positions at camp

MARYSVILLE – About 75 kids ages 9-18 participated in a National Football Academies camp at Marysville Getchell High School Saturday.

The large majority were signal-callers participating in the Quarterback Academy, but there were also receivers and running backs participating.

Academy founder Darin Slack, who was an All-American quarterback at the University of Central Florida, runs the 80 camps, which take place in 38 states.

He started them after college in 1988. The goal of the one-day camps is to accelerate development and leadership in the youngsters. They were on mindset and mechanics to help them improve.