‘I Got Skillz’ Youth Football Camp Set For Saturday, June 16 at McKnight Family Sports Complex
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Senior Editor // June 15, 2018
Youth Camp, Ladies Combine Free to Participate
ABOVE VIDEO: The 20th Annual ‘I Got Skillz’ youth football camp is set for Saturday, June 16 at the McKnight Family Sports Complex in Rockledge.
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – “If you don’t serve your community now, don’t expect your community to serve you later,” says 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Michael Cadore.
Cadore serves the Brevard community in many ways and one of those ways will take place on Saturday, June 16 at the McKnight Family Sports complex in Rockledge.
The former Titusville High School star, along with former NFL, collegiate, local high school all-stars and community leaders will hold the 20th edition the “I Got Skillz” youth football camp for players aged 5 to 15.
The camp teaches fundamentals and introduces children to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and energetic environment.
Certified clinicians use a series of drills to show passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact setting.
All skills and drills selected are based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children are learning in an age-appropriate manner and creating an ideal atmosphere for fun.
Returning this year is “The I Got Skillz Ladies Combine” for all the women that want to take part.
The combine includes an obstacle course fun interactive workout session, lunch, IGS shirt, team building, health awareness and overall general information.
Start time is 12 noon, and this event is free for all ladies who would like to participate. The ladies camp is sponsored by Train To Win Inc.
Train To Win’s goal is to build the next generation of leaders. Train To Win Inc. is a nonprofit organization, where all of the proceeds go towards financial assistance for youth student-athletes to get the best coaching and mentoring possible.
Train To Win will run fundraising throughout the year and run camps and clinics to help generate more funds for their financial assistance program.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Daily was at the 19th Annual “I Got Skillz” Youth FootbaCamp. Alan Zlotorzynski spoke with camp founder and 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Mike Cadore.
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 kickoff return.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Corrections & Administration of Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s in management and leadership from Webster University. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1989 but an injury prevented ended his career.
Currently, Cadore is the Associate Provost at Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus, and a sworn active reservist with Rockledge Police department.
Cadore’s daughter Courtney, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU), will once again hold a break out session and share her journey from cheering in the youth league, in high school and then at the collegiate level.
Entering her sixth year as an instructor with the National Cheer Association as a cheer coach, Courtney Cadore will also discuss how to balance life and be a successful student-athlete.
The event is sponsored by Health First, Riddell, Parisi Xcel Performance Center, American Services Technology Inc., Top Notch Training, USA Football, Brevard County Parks & Recreation, The Women’s Center, Train to Win and many others.
A hot lunch will be catered by Amazing Wonders catering, sponsored by Park North Dermatology. Participants can work out with their favorite music in the background being provided by Brian Goins of B.G. Entertainment.
While both camps are free, participants are asked to register in advance.
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