Published: Mar 26, 2011 11:07 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 26, 2011 8:10 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Florida could soon be home to an arena football team: the Florida Stingrays. Today, players and staff members held a youth football camp at Shady Oaks Park in Fort Myers. More than 30 kids showed up to play football with them. They ran drills and learned about the rules of the game.

"This right here (the football camp) is a positive experience. They can get out here and play together and be around some positive people who make an impact in their lives," said Chris Morant, the head coach of the Florida Stingrays.

Yasias Young, 10, has dreams of playing for an NFL team.

"(Philadelphia) Eagles," said Young.

Local football stars were volunteers at today's camp as well. South Fort Myers wide receiver, Samuel Watkins, was one of the athletes mentoring kids.

"Man you're going to be better than me; man you're faster than me," Watkins told the young football players.

The Florida Stingrays are planning on holding another camp next month in Leigh Acres.

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