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August 1, 2013

Summer Pride wraps in McAlester

McALESTER — After six weeks of running and lifting and conditioning, the Summer Pride training camp ended Thursday at Hook Eales Stadium in McAlester.

“I was there every day except for this week,” Buffs football coach Bryan Pratt said over the phone Thursday.

“It went really well. Attendance was better than it was in the past, and every year it just continues to grow”

Pratt said camp drew in 200 young athletes, with 80 in the high school boys session and 120 in the girls and junior high boys session. He added that unlike in recent years, attendance this year never dropped off as the season went on.

“We averaged a little over 60 of our varsity (football) team every day,” Pratt said.

For the older athletes, Summer Pride was a chance to develop speed and strength and endurance, and Pratt said many of his athletes finished camp in the best shape they’ve ever been. But for the younger athletes, the coaches at Summer Pride also taught proper form.

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