Playmakerz 365 football camp aims to help kids reach life goals

Posted at 5:45 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 17:45:09-04
School is done for many kids in Tampa Bay, leaving loads of free time and sometimes, trouble.
One football coach is creating a positive camp for kids. 
“Set go, go hit, cut,” Coach Dwayne Davis said. 
On the field, student athletes channel their heroes. 
“Marshawn Lynch, Odell Beckam," Curtis Smith, rising sixth grader, named a few. 
But his coach isn't just running the football, he's teaching life lessons.
“If you get in trouble you won’t be able to get to where the NFL players are,” Smith said.
That's one point NFL players will share Saturday, during a free camp Coach Davis set up. It's for kids of all backgrounds, age 11 through high school. 
“These NFL players are going to help teach them hey listen this is where I came from, this is where I’m at now, and these are the people I had to avoid, these are the things I had to avoid to get there,” Coach Davis said. 
Coach Davis said he's focused on helping kids in the Grant Park area and wants to keep them in positive activities to help reach their goals. 
“We want to make sure that the kids know that there’s a positive way to get there and that a lot of stuff that can deter them from making it there as far as drugs, gangs, being violent, getting arrested,” Coach Davis said. 
The Playmakerz 365 Camp starts Saturday at 9 am at Grant Park.
They'll tackle drills, strength and conditioning. They'll also talk about the future with Coach.
“He cares, and he wants us , wants us to achieve our goal,” Smith said. 
To sign up, contact Coach Davis at (631) 987-4047 or registration at (813) 502-9037. There are still open spots.