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Tucker Kraft inspires the next generation of players

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SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Bauer’s Elite training academy hosted a skills training camp with former SDSU standout and current Green Bay Packer Tucker Kraft.

Tucker Kraft has been volunteering and even trained with the Bauer’s Elite Training Academy since they began training athletes back in 2021.

But this year Kraft got to help host a skills camp as a Green Bay Packer. The camp split into two sessions, with kids in grades 1-4 in the morning and grades 5-8 in the afternoon.

“For the younger kids really, we’re just here to introduce the movements to them. A lot of them have never really heard the fundamentals behind punting a football. We have quarterback coach here with 20 plus years of experience doing stuff for the kids as well. The second age group is going to be more fundamentals and refinement,” Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft said.

Inclement rainy weather took place the day of the youth camp but it resolved by the noon session, but Kraft says playing in the rain builds resilience. Something he and co-founder Canyon Bauer learned back when they played for SDSU.

“The weather has been kind of crazy, obviously, the flash flood warnings and everything going on, but we’re just glad that we can get out here and kind of get people out of their house. People have been inside a lot these last couple of days, so rain’s not going to stop us. Football is meant to be played outside, that’s what coach Stig always said. So we’re going to be outside and have fun in the rain,” Bauer’s Elite co-founder Canyon Bauer said.

A lot of the kids at the camp visit founder Boston Bauer and his brother Canyon once a week where they take part in the same skills training that were taught at the camp, helping further ferment their skills in the world of football.

“I’m learning how to become a wide receiver and like the right ways to run routes, catch the ball, the right ways to tackle, and play defense,” camp participant Peyton Moeller said.

A world that Kraft have made a name for himself in.

“I was their same age. I was in their same shoes. They can really accomplish anything they set their mind to. Like it’s all out there for them to go capture,” Kraft said.

There were over a hundred kids in attendance at the youth camp.

Written by: The Dam Rock Station

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