The Smith-Cotton Tigers football team recently attended a two-day leadership and team-building retreat. Forty-nine Smith-Cotton players, grades 10-12, as well as coaches and parent volunteers, traveled to Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo.
While there, the players worked on leadership skills and team bonding. Players were drafted onto teams and competed in eight different activities; the objective was for players to learn to work together solving problems, both mentally and physically, in stressful situations. The players ate together as a team and bonded further while rooming in the barracks located at the facility.
On Day 2, the team traveled to Camp Crowder in Neosho, where the teams competed on a challenging obstacle course used by the National Guard. Each player also had the opportunity to repel down a 50-foot wall.
The trip was sponsored by the Smith-Cotton Football Booster Club. Photo courtesy Barb Hagebusch.