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Updated: 09/27/2012 08:01:26AM

Learning the basics of football

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PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT
Students in My First Sports football stretch before the start of their first session at Carver recreation Center.

PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT
Hunter Chauncey works on gripping the football in the throwing drills during the My First Sports Football program offered by Bartow Parks & Recreation.

Larry Jewett

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The professional football players we see on the weekend had to start somewhere. The same holds true for the football teams we live and die with on Friday nights. Before any of them could run onto the field to their claim to fame, they had to learn the basics and there had to be someone there to teach them.

Bartow Parks & Recreation has started a program called “My First Sports” that covers football, baseball, basketball and soccer. The football program kicked it off last year and the overall program was such a success that organizers decided to bring it back again this year. It has given youngsters aged 3-7 their chance to show their skills for future team competition.

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