2019 Summer Tackle Football Camp
Full-Equipment/Full Contact Camp
- Fall 2019 Grades 3 – 8
- July 22 – 26
- Monday – Friday
- Camp Times
- Mon – Fri: 11:30 am – 2 pm
- $130/ Player
- Full Equipment Required
- Low cost rentals available
This full-equipment/full-contact Tackle Football Camp is designed for beginning and intermediate players (no experience necessary). Camp will cover both individual tackle football skills as well as team play. Session time includes both instruction through drills as well as controlled scrimmages. This camp is designed to teach proper and safe tackle football techniques.
Campers will be divided by age, size and ability after being weighed and observed by the coaching staff at the beginning of camp.
Although the number of separate groups will be determined by the number of participants, in no case will a player be required to participate in contact drills with players outside their age/weight classification.
This camp will be led by Coach Derek Franz, Head Coach of the Freshman Football team at Fort Collins High School.
The head coach will be assisted by Austin Edson, Assistant Freshman Coach at Fort Collins High School and other local youth football coaches as needed to keep the player to coach ratio at approximately 8 to 1.
All players must wear full tackle football equipment, including: helmet, shoulder pads, hip pads, thigh pads, knee pads and a football practice shirt and football pants. Footwear can be playing shoes with rubber molded cleats or plain sneakers. No metal cleats are allowed.
Equipment can be rented from The Edge for $55/player, which includes: helmet, shoulder pads, football pants with hip, thigh, & knee pads and a football practice shirt. Players must come in BEFORE the camp to be fitted for equipment!
Players are responsible for bringing their own football shoes: rubber molded cleats or plain sneakers. No metal cleats are allowed.
No one will be allowed to participate without full equipment that is in good shape.
Every player MUST have a mouth guard, which can be purchased at any sporting goods store. The Edge sells them for $4.95 plus tax, but you should purchase them in advance since they need to be heated and molded to your child’s teeth. Players will not be allowed to participate without a mouth guard!
All campers should bring a water bottle containing PLAIN WATER.The best ones have a straw that players can use to drink without taking their helmets off. Please write your camper’s name on the container.