(Tahlequah, Okla.)--Northeastern State University's Department of Athletics will offer four instructional non-contact football camps during the middle of June to enhance the skills of young players.
Each camp has a different focus. Offerings include a specialty camp, a mini-camp, an elementary camp and a strength and speed camp.
"These camps are an excellent opportunity for players to learn more about the sport of football and see the facilities of NSU," said head football coach Kenny Evans. "They learn some basic skills and have some fun, plus a lot of parents enjoy watching the camp. The sessions permit insight into football at NSU and how we operate."
Evans said an ancillary benefit of allowing such insight is that students and their parents can be informed about NSU when choosing a college of university.
"The camps have helped our recruiting," he said. "Over the past four years, we've met about 15 players who we knew nothing about. But we learned about them, they learned about us and they came to NSU. Even if they don't become college football players, this gives us a chance to make an impression on them and their parents. We want them to have a positive experience, and hopefully they will come back to our campus in the future."
Registration continues until the camps begin or reach full enrollment. Camps offered in mid-June include:
"Girls have been some of our best elementary campers," Evans said. "Last summer our outstanding elementary camper was a girl. Even if the campers don't play organized football, this is a chance for them to get basic skills, play some games and spend time around other kids their age."
Brochures containing registration forms are available online. Visit "Football" and click on the "2012 Summer Camps" link. Parents may also register the day of the camps at Doc Wadley Stadium. For more information call Mike Barela 918-444-3904.
Published: 6/7/2012 12:02:19 PM