LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Friday, Ragin Cajun Football Coach Billy Napier and the rest of his staff held an all day football camp for future Cajuns in the making.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to reach out to the community,” said Coach Napier, “give them an opportunity to learn football is a fun game and a game that requires hard work and effort.”
The kids participated in series of drills throught the day.
From warming up like a Cajun, to training like a Cajun, UL wanted to give these kids the full experience.
“They are teaching me about defensive lines, linebackers and a few other things I forgot to mention,” said young Cajun in the making Thomas Desormeaux.
“The main thing we want to establish is that they can have a good time and that football’s a game where they can really learn a lot about life,” said Coach Napier.
Some of the kids that participated in the camp were part of the local Boys and Girls Club.
The team as well as the university works closely with them and wanted to make sure those that couldn’t afford the camp could still attend.
“We had a few scholarships today,” said Napier, “I’m excited about that. We want more Boys and Girls Clubs around Acadiana to send their guys down here and spend the day with us.”
The camp started at 9am and ended around 5pm.