The fifth annual Jordan Poyer Football Camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 at CMH Field.

Sponsored by the Van Dusen family, Dane Gouge’s Astoria Ford, Cannery Pier Hotel and Holiday Inn Express, the camp is a one-day event for kids entering grades kindergarten through the eighth grade.

A 2009 graduate of Astoria High School, Poyer will be the featured coach, along with members of the Astoria football coaching staff and current and former Fishermen players.

Cost is free for the athletes, although a minimum $5 donation is asked for anyone wishing to receive an autograph from Poyer, a former All-American at Oregon State and current defensive back for the Buffalo Bills.

Pre-registration is preferred, and has been extended to June 14. To pre-register, fill out the authorization form found on the Astoria High Website, and return to Astoria High School, 1001 West Marine Drive, to the attention of coach Howard Rub by June 14. If writing a check in order to receive an autograph, then a check should be made payable to Astoria Football – Jordan Poyer Camp.

Athletes can register the day of the camp, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

The camp will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with instruction including individual techniques of all offensive, defensive and special teams positions, offseason and in-season training, the importance of goal setting, and the importance of team building.

Athletes should wear cloth shorts and T-shirts, and preferably a rubber-molded pair of shoes (metal cleats are not allowed on CMH Field).

For more information, contact Astoria coach Howard Rub at 503-325-3911, ext. 317, or

All participants will receive an “AYA meal” (burger or hot dog, chip and drink) from Astoria Youth Athletics, and be allowed to take one photo with Poyer. The autograph session will begin at the conclusion of the camp (approximately 2 p.m.).

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or

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