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Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah and Larry Warford enjoy working with local kids at Lions youth camp

Posted Jun 19, 2013

Detroit Lions Youth Football camps headed up by Chris Fritzsching are beneficial in and of themselves, but the kids who participated in this week's Lineman Academy got even more out of the experience.

Detroit Lions Youth Football camps headed up by Chris Fritzsching are beneficial in and of themselves, but the kids who participated in this week's Lineman Academy got even more out of the experience.

Rookie linemen DE Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah and G Larry Warford took part in the first day of the two-day camp.

"It's always great to establish the fundamentals of football at an early age as early as possible," said Warford. "So that just becomes a habit for them because it's something they're going to be doing for the rest of their football careers.

"Getting it done at an early age puts them ahead of the curve and it's stuff I still do. I've actually taken a lot from this that I have to get back to the basics sometimes."

The camp offered different fundamental techniques for offensive and defensive linemen and -- in addition to Ansah and Warford -- worked with Lions' alumnus Lomas Brown.

Lions youth camps are just kicking off for the summer, so kids who have yet to participate can sign up at detroitlions.com/youthfootball.

"I think it's really important for kids to sign up for these camps," said Ansah. "I don't think it's just for the Lions organization, (it's) to help the kids and their families.

"I see a lot of families out here just being able to get out of the house and come sit down and watch their kid learn how to play the sport is really good. Just something fun to do."

Learn more about Detroit Lions Youth Football camps and academies

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