The future of the Alice Coyotes’ had a crash-course on how the football program works and the expectations come with it.

Incoming seventh and eighth graders participated in the William Adams Middle School Coyote Camp Wednesday and Thursday at the school’s football field. Led by Alice’s coaching staff, as well as William Adams coaches, the group went over everything from the basics of locker room etiquette and how to open a combination lock on a locker to some outdoor exercises.

The camp continues through Friday.

Alice head coach Kyle Atwood said the camp is dual purposes.

“In the junior high level, we can’t practice until the first day of school, so we use the camp to go over a lot of things like meeting coaches and learning how to handle a locker, so that on the first day of school, we can get to practicing,” he said. “Normally, you can spend two to three days on those kinds of things.”

The camp is similar to the summer camp held for youngsters earlier in the summer. This camp is geared to middle school football players.