Crappell will host free camp for youngsters
Patterson High School alumnus and former LSU long snapper Joey Crappell will host a free instructional clinic for students in first through 12th grades on March 24 at Tiger Stadium in Morgan City.
The event, according to Crappell’s father, Joe Crappell, will feature ex-LSU players giving instruction on snapping, kicking and punting. There will be an ex-collegiate quarterback to offer instruction, too, while local high school coaches will assist, too.
The camp will be broken into two sessions, with those in first through seventh grades gathering from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Students in this age group will go through drills and also will learn about punting, kicking and snapping.
In the afternoon session, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., students in eighth through 12th grades will receive more technical instruction on the same aspects as the younger participants.
Registration forms will be available at local schools as well as in editions of The Daily Review next week. Participants can bring these completed forms to the camp or they can fill them out onsite, as long as they have a parent or guardian to sign off for their participation.
The first 100 participants to sign up will receive a T-shirt, sponsored by A&E Office Machines.
All participants should bring their football.
Joe Crappell said the camp is something that his son and former LSU punter Derek Helton have planned to hold both in Morgan City and in Helton’s hometown in Kansas.
If Joey Crappell is not picked up by an NFL team, Joe Crappell said his son and Helton may turn these instructional camps into a business and hold them in Mississippi, Texas and other states to teach the importance of special teams.