Isabella holds first moms football camp

Published 2:16 pm Friday, July 28, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Isabella High School’s football program held a moms football camp on July 25 to give them a taste of what their players do within the program. Isabella head coach Tate Leonard discussed the idea with a few moms jokingly, but surprised the moms by putting it together.

Moms like Chrystie Mims, who has two players on the team in Tyler and Lane Mims, have seen camps like this at the college level and thought it would be a good time for all of the Isabella football mothers. Now, the hopes are the moms football camp is an annual thing with the Isabella football program.

“What momma does not want to tackle their own kid and knock them on the ground,” Mims said. “It was a really cool event, and I hope (Leonard) understands he started a new tradition.”

Mothers were taught the positions of where their sons play, and they were taught techniques and the basics of the position on the field.

“We got to do the various things they do, including the drills,” Mims said. “Most of us decided we would just stay in the stands and cheer them on, but we may have a few contenders to actually get out there and play. Some of these ladies are pretty tough.”

The Mustangs kick off their 2023 season on Aug. 18 on the road at Bibb County High School.