BUTTE — Wednesday marked the last day of Montana Tech’s youth football camp put on by members of the Oredigger coaching staff. Kids from all over the Butte area got to experience what it’s like to be a Montana Tech football player.
Assistant head coach Doug Schleeman, offensive coordinator Kyle Samson, and new defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Nick Brautigam set up multiple drills and skills competitions to engage the kids in friendly competition.
However, Schleeman says at the end of the day he wants the kids who had the opportunity to attend this minicamp to learn what it’s like to be a part of the Montana Tech family and ultimately just have a lot of fun along the way.
“That’s something that’s very important there. It’s not just the Xs and Os and the techniques and stuff like that; it’s about being a football player,” said Schleeman. “The responsibility about being a player, you know, and how we go about things here at Montana Tech. Our No. 1 thing, especially with this age group, is that they have fun. That’s our No. 1 thing, we want them to have fun and enjoy the game of football and what it’s all about, and then carry that on into, whether it be middle school or little guy football and stuff this fall, things like that, and enjoy the sport and what it’s all about.”