Video: Buda Youth Sports Association July Camp


As we wrote about previously, the Buda Youth Sports Association hosted their July football camp last week at Barton Middle School.

Over 100 kids, ages 4-13 attended the three-day camp learning football skills from USA Football-certified coaches.

BYSA President Frank Moreno said having coaches that were certified and teaching USA Football’s Heads Up program was important especially since if several of the kids move on to playing throughout their lives, it’s what they’ll be using.

The BYSA, which is a non-profit organization and run entirely by volunteers gets support from several area businesses.

We talked to Rick Howard of Rick’s Tees & More about his involvement in the camps, and the Buda Bandits teams.

“We’ve been with Frank since he started and have made every football uniform that they’ve played in since they started in 2011. We had the same goals,” said Howard, whose daughter is in part of the BYSA cheer program. “I think everything is just going great. The parents are happy. To help keep the costs down, they donate and I donate eight or so shirts a day to the top campers.”

While many of the participants are also players on the Buda Bandits team, Moreno said he makes the camp open to anyone interested.

“We came out here just to kinda get the kids out. It doesn’t matter if they play for the Bandits or not. Just come out and have fun and play football,” he said.

Moreno and the Bandits will be back on the Barton practice fields on August 1st for their first day of practice. If you are interested in more information about how to join the Bandits football or cheer teams, or become a part of the BYSA, visit their website.

Photos by Frank De Leon

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