CARROLLTON – FARMERS BRANCH ISD: Students Participate in Summer Athletic Camps


Carrollton – Farmers Branch ISD issued the following announcement on June 28

Summer is in full swing, and students all across CFBISD are spending their time working hard and having fun in district-wide summer athletic camps. These free camps are offered to students in CFBISD beginning in second grade and are run by highly qualified coaches at Creekview, Ranchview, Newman Smith, and R. L. Turner high schools. “The camps help our student population learn more about each sport that is offered,” says Renee Putter, Director of Athletics for CFBISD. “They acquire learned skills through fun activities, drills, and inner play. These camps are free, so this is another asset for families who want to send their child to camp.”

Each high school campus offers two different athletic camp programs. Strength, Conditioning, and Skills Camp are geared towards middle and high school students either working to improve their skills over the summer or thinking about participating in a sport for the upcoming school year. Participants split their time between strength and conditioning work and building specific sport skills. CFBISD Athletic Youth Camps teach skills, teamwork, and core values that pertain to each program at the high school level. Attending Athletic Youth Camp also introduces students in second grade through incoming ninth-graders to the high school athletic staff.

Current high school coaches and staff run these summer programs. “Attendance at these camps, whether the youth or the strength and conditioning, allows our coaches to be a part of our athletes’ athletic development from the elementary to high school level,” says Tony Castillo, Creekview High School’s Athletic Coordinator. “One of the added benefits is the ability for our student-athletes and coaching staff to build relationships and become familiar with each other as they grow up in the CFBISD system.”

Students in each camp spend their summer learning from the coaches, growing as athletes, and making friends. “These camps benefit our community and our athletes by allowing us to come together. The more our athletes are around our camps, coaches, and teammates, it gives staff a chance to build program culture and school pride in that culture,” Castillo said of the program. “Our student-athletes will have knowledge shared with them that doesn’t just prepare them for athletics. We are committed to helping our athletes become better men and women that know how to treat each other and respond to any adversity in their lives.”

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