Former Northwest and Missouri football player and current St. Louis Rams center Tim Barnes will be helping younger football players next month.
Barnes will hold a football camp at Lincoln High School July 10-11, bringing in players in grades K-4 for the first day of the camp and grades 5-8 for the second day.
“We just go over basic fundamentals with them,” said Travis Jobe, the owner of Total Fitness Gym who is helping Barnes organize the camp.
Jobe said the camp will also teach the players about safety.
“Not only do we invite the kids but their youth coaches as well,” Jobe said. “We teach the coaches drills they can do throughout the season.”
With the older kids on day two, the camp will focus on fundamentals but will be a little more advanced.
“He’ll pick it up a notch, play some seven on seven,” Jobe said.
There will also be some position specific drills, going over passing and catching with receivers or teaching linemen to keep their head up.
Jobe said he expects Barnes to bring several NFL players with him. Last year, the camp brought in 15 players including several of Barnes’ former Mizzou teammates and some who played in the NFL.
This is the camp’s second year on the turf at Lincoln.
“It’s not right in Sedalia but it’s a center point to draw those towns in there,” Jobe said. “That town took Tim in. They heard we were looking for a location.”
The cost to register is $30 through July 1 and $35 after with proceeds donated to various charities Barnes works with.
“We had 100 kids in the K-4 last year and over 100 in the 5-8,” Jobe said. “Most of all what he does is have fun with the kids. They get autographs and take pictures with them.”