Free Program Open To High School Football Players; Presented By National Guard
The Green Bay Packers and the National Football League are sponsoring two free football camps in Wisconsin, in Green Bay June 11 and Milwaukee June 14, as part of the NFL"s High School Player Development (HSPD) program presented by the National Guard.
The camps, limited to 300 participants at each location, are open to all players going into grades 9-12 for the 2010-11 school year, and will focus on character development and specific football skills-training by position. Participants will gain full awareness of what is necessary to become a successful collegiate student-athlete.
The Green Bay camp will be held at Lambeau Field"s Legends Club and the Don Hutson Center June 11-13, and the Milwaukee camp will be held at Milwaukee Custer High School June 14-16.
Furthermore, 12 players from each camp will be selected to form a team and compete in the Green Bay Packers" Regional 7-on-7 Passing Tournament June 19, at the Don Hutson Center. The tournament winner will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the NFL"s National 7-on-7 Tournament in Tampa, Fla., as representatives of the Packers. The national tournament will be comprised of 11 NFC teams and 11 AFC teams.
More information on the camps and sign-up forms are available online at www.packers.com/community/youth_football.
The character development and life skills portion of the camp features guest speakers, including NFL players and coaches, preparation for standardized tests and discussions on life after high school. Students also will take part in a Centers for Disease Control session about player safety, including concussion treatment and management.
Each participant receives an HSPD Student Planner, NCAA initial eligibility requirements, SAT/ACT information, and time management instruction.
On-field components of the HSPD program include fundamental skill development by position, reviews, and individual competitions. As part of on-field training, players focus on both an offensive and a defensive position, and eventually apply their newly-learned fundamentals to live drills. Participants have access to innovative teaching and drills developed by leading NCAA coaches.
More information on the HSPD program can be found online at www.nflyouthpd.com.