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Kodiak football voyages to All-Alaska camp
by Derek Clarkston / sports@kodiakdailymirror.com
Jun 20, 2012 | 30 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alaska’s high school football season is still six weeks away, but that isn’t slowing down Kodiak from learning valuable tools that will help the team come August.

Kodiak is just one of many Alaska schools attending the All-Alaska football camp that started Monday and runs through Thursday at Wasilla High School.

This is the 21st year of the camp, while Kodiak has gone nearly every year since becoming a program in 2002.

“This is super-important,” said first-year Kodiak coach Jim Schnick during a Tuesday evening break. “Camps like this don’t happen very often. We have coaches from all over the country.”

The camp includes 19 college coaches and NFL coach Bobby King of the Houston Texans.

The camp is all football from 9 in the morning to 10 at night, as Kodiak will have nine scrimmages against other Alaska teams.

“The guys that are here are learning a lot,” Schnick said. “Some of the coaches are telling them what to do on their own ... they can do it with their moms if they wanted to. They are getting a lot of skill development and will be a step ahead come July.”

Kodiak begins practice the last day of July.

This is Schnick’s first All-Alaska camp experience after taking over from Todd Cook.

“I’m having a great time,” Schnick said. “I am learning just as much, if not more than the players.”

Kodiak took 21 players on the trip.

Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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