SPACE COAST DAILY TV: ‘I Got Skillz’ Youth Football Camp, Mommy Combine Set Saturday In Rockledge
By Space Coast Daily // June 17, 2017
NFL'ers, Community leaders set to conduct camp
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Daily & The Friday Night Locker Room is live at the 19th Annual I Got Skillz Youth Football Camp…Alan listens in on Coach speak and interviews former Cocoa High star James Rowe, who is now DB Coach for Washington Redskins.
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Some traditions are important community events that evolve over time, while others are just plain fun.
After 19 years, Rockledge’s annual “I Got Skillz” instructional football camp is a combination of both.
Being held today, on Fathers Day Weekend, it’s fitting the theme is “Let’s Go to Work! – Building Good Character By Positively Helping Each Other.”
This year’s “I Got Skillz” football clinic is at full capacity but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come out and watch as approximately 150 children ages 5 to 15 work hard and learn necessary life skills, education, sportsmanship and teamwork for several hours.
The camp will be held at the McKnight Family Sports complex located at 960 Cogswell Street in Rockledge. This free clinic is conducted by former NFL, collegiate, local high school all-stars and community leaders.
Space Coast Daily Sports Talk host Alan Zlotorzynski will be on hand to show you the action and interview the participants and volunteers.
The camp includes a combine obstacle course for the participants and also returning is “The I Got Skillz Mommy Combine” for all mothers, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There is a $20 donation for the Womens Center for mothers who wish to participate. Space Coast Daily‘s Gina Liberto of Styling The Space Coast will be there to cover this portion of the camp and conduct interviews with the Moms.
Mike Cadore, who was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, founded the clinic in 1999.
A legend at Titusville High School, Cadore was a member of the 1982 and 1983 football state champions where he amassed 1,573 all-purpose yards in his senior year with 14 touchdowns, a conference-leading 10.4 yards per carry, 23 yards per reception and a 23.6 yards average per kick-off return.
Playing on both sides of the ball, Cadore also had 20 tackles and two interceptions.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Corrections & Administration of Justice from EKU, and a master’s in management and leadership from Webster University. He was drafted by the Saints in 1989 but an injury prevented his NFL career from starting.
Cadore spent one year in the World League of American Football for the Montreal Machine in 1991.
Currently. the Associate Provost at Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus and a police officer for the Rockledge Police Department, Mike believes in a #StrongVillage.
“As a public servant, educator, citizen and more importantly a parent, it is essential that we show our youth the right way. I am so humbled to see the out poor of volunteers.”
“We must keep in mind, if we don’t serve our community now, don’t expect your community to serve you later.”
ABOVE VIDEO: Mike Cadore, who was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, founded the clinic in 1999.
The event is sponsored by Parisi Xcel Performance Center, Community Credit Union, Walmart, American Services Technology Inc., Top Notch Training, USA Football, Brevard County Parks & Recreation, The Women’s Center, Health First and others.
A free lunch will be provided by Big Joe’s Barbecue Rib Shack and the participants can workout with their favorite music in the background being provided by Brian Goins of B.G. Entertainment.
The camp is always a big hit with the kids, but Cadore stresses the importance and message of the Mommy Combine as well.
“Though the camp for the kids is free we are asking those participating in the Mommy Combine to donate $20,” said Cadore. “All proceeds go to the Women’s Center to help Domestic Violence victims and Train to Win Inc.”
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The volunteers serve as educators, community leaders and in the field of public safety – many of which previously starred in sports in Brevard County, as well as in College and some professionaly in the NFL.
Confirmed athletes and personnel attending:
- James Rowe Jr – Washington Redskins
- Danny Copeland – Washington Redskins
- Richard shelton Pittsburgh Steelers
- James Folston – Ja Fo
- Willie Sneed – UF, Jets, Montreal Machine
- Jeff Davis – USD, North Area Parks Operations Mgt. Brevard County Parks & Recreation
- Maurice Young – Tennesee State – Dodge City Law AFL/CIL
- Leon Bright – Florida State, Bucs, NY Giants
- Bian Goins – UCF
- Alex Goins – UCF
- Dontavious Wilcox – UCF
- Neefy moffet – FSU, Bucs, Jacksonville Sharks
- Winfred Strickland – FAU, Rockledge Police Department
The coaches and players aren’t the only volunteers necessary to run a successful camp. The “Dehydration Station” is being ran by the 2017 Cheerleaders of McNair Middle School. These ladies will have there very own breakout session with local former Rockledge High School All-Star Courtney Cadore.
Courtney, Mike’s very successful daughter, is a Senior Cheerleading Captain for Florida A&M University (FAMU) and instructor/Choreograher for NCA National Cheer Association.
During the breakout session Courtney will share her journey from cheering at the youth league, in High school and then at the collegiate level. She will discuss how to balance life and be a successful Student-Athlete.
ABOVE VIDEO: The ladies will have there very own breakout session with local RHS All-Star Courtney Cadore, Senior Cheerleader for FAMU and instructor/Choreograher for NCA National Cheer Association. Courtney will share her journey from cheering at the youth league, High school and at the collegiate level.
ABOVE MAP: The “I Got Skillz” football clinic will be held at the McKnight Family Sports complex located at 960 Cogswell Street and will feature approximately 150 children ages 5 to 15, who will be taught football fundamentals, life skills, education, sportsmanship and teamwork.
Can’t make it, be sure to log onto SPACE COAST DAILY TV to check out the action and all of the great interviews.
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ABOVE VIDEO: Jaden Edgecomb from the Merritt Island Youth football program talks with Alan Zlotorzynski of Space Coast Daily & The Friday Night Locker Room about the 19th Annual I Got Skillz youth football camp and his future at Cocoa High School.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV : Space Coast Daily & The Friday Night Locker Room is the 19th Annual I Got Skillz Youth Football Camp..Alan speaks with camp founder and 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Mike Cadore.
ABOVE VIDEO: Mike Cadore and Florida Tech Panthers head football coach Steve Englehart discuss the importance of the “I Got Skillz” camp. The camp has continued to grow over the years as it gets set for year Number 19 on Saturday.