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Templeton to offer new football program

Templeton Middle School will offer a new football program next fall for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Under the direction of Hamilton High School Charger Football Head Coach John Damato, the Templeton Bulldog Youth Football Program will focus on the fundamentals of football while stressing the importance of education, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership and perseverance.

Damato said the program is designed to benefit Hamilton’s upcoming young players while enhancing the overall football program.

“The program will offer players the first phase of football development by teaching them the system, skills and game management philosophy of the Charger Football Program,” Damato said. “Coaches will help each player develop sound mind, body and character in an environment conducive for learning.”

The self-funded, full-contact program will be affiliated with the Classic Youth Football League. All coaches will be selected by Templeton Middle School administration and Charger Football staff.

Weekday practices will be on Hamilton High School practice fields, and Saturday morning games will be at various conference locations. All participants will have an opportunity to play. Information about the program will be sent home with Templeton students in the Jan. 20 school newsletter, and a parent information and sign-up meeting will be Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Templeton Cafeteria.

What: Templeton Bulldog Youth Football Program
Who: Seventh and eighth grade students
When: Fall of 2006
Where: Hamilton High School practice fields
Why: Develop players as individuals, students and athletes
Cost: $160
Sign-up: Begins Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at parent information meeting, Templeton Cafeteria