With summer approaching, it's time to start thinking about signing up for football camp. Not only are camps a great way to improve your skills, maximize your strengths and cure your weaknesses, they also present prime opportunities to get noticed by college coaches and recruiters.
For football players looking to reach the next level, Offense-Defense Football Camps offer instruction, coaching and a recruiting platform. And since they have several locations around the country, you're sure to find one within driving distance.
|Arizona||July 15||July 18||Northern Arizona University|
|Atlanta||June 3||June 6||Oglethorpe University|
|Baltimore||July 1||July 4||Towson University|
|Bay Area||June 17||June 20||Menlo College|
|Buffalo||July 15||July 18||Ralph Wilson Stadium|
|Charlotte||July 1||July 4||UNC Charlotte|
|Chicago||June 17||June 20||North Central College|
|Cincinnati||June 3||June 6||Thomas More College|
|Dallas||June 17||June 20||Cowboys Stadium|
|Davis||June 24||June 27||UC Davis|
|Denver||June 10||June 13||Colorado Christian University|
|Houston||June 10||June 13||Houston Baptist University|
|Indianapolis||June 10||June 13||Marian University|
|Kansas City||July 8||July 11||Avila University|
|Kentucky||July 15||July 18||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Long Island||July 22||July 25||Hofstra University|
|Los Angeles||June 24||June 27||Chapman University|
|Memphis||June 10||June 13||UT Health Science Center|
|Miami||July 1||July 4||Nova Southeastern University|
|New England||June 24||June 27||New England Patriots Field House|
|New Jersey||July 8||July 11||Kean University|
|New York||July 1||July 4||St. John's University|
|Orlando||July 15||July 18||University of Central Florida|
|Philadelphia||June 24||June 27||Rosemont College|
|Pittsburgh||July 8||July 11||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Raleigh||July 15||July 18||NC State|
|San Antonio||June 24||June 27||Texas State San Marcos|
|San Diego||July 8||July 11||Qualcomm Stadium|
|Seattle||June 24||June 27||Pacific Lutheran University|
|Southern Louisiana||June 17||June 20||Nicholls State|
|St. Louis||July 1||July 4||Webster University|
|Tampa||July 1||July 4||University of South Florida|
|Tennessee||June 3||June 6||Tennessee State University|
|Virginia||July 15||July 18||TBD|
|Wisconsin||June 24||June 27||Bishop O'Connor Center|
O-D Summer Camps
Over their 42 years in existence, O-D has employed professional and collegiate head coaches, who provide knowledgeable, committed and hands-on instruction for campers. NFL players also assist at the camps. This year, pro athletes involved will include Terrell Owens, Michael Vick, Takeo Spikes, Antonio Cromartie, Steve Smith and Darren Sharper.
Players attending the camps are first assessed and evaluated at a practice session, then grouped into levels with other players of similar age, size and experience. Days consist of offensive instruction in the morning, defensive instruction in the afternoon and scrimmages in the evening. The program includes in-depth study of the game, position-specific attention, conditioning and full-contact training in a safe environment. At the end of camp, all athletes receive a written report of their achievements.
O-D has a track record of success. This year, 15 O-D alumni, including first-round pick David DeCastro, were selected in the NFL Draft. Last year's number-one overall pick, Cam Newton, is also an O-D alum. For more info regarding pricing and eligibility, check out the O-D website.
O-D also offers a number of clinics with non-contact technique sessions, emphasizing position skills, fundamentals and footwork. The O-D Academy provides an enhanced preparatory experience—including combines, classroom time, one-on-one instruction and evaluation. Bonus: on-site presence by representatives of 247 Sports and ESPN HS.
Other O-D programs—combines (with coaching sessions, evaluations and advice on how to improve test scorea); the O-D Bowl, held in the fall; and O-D Tournaments—provide additional opportunities to showcase your talent and athleticism for top scouts and recruiters. After you attend a camp or combine, O-D encourages you to sign up for their Recruiting Player Visibility Platform, which compiles your stats, photos and highlights and makes them available to scouts and coaches.
Make your summer count by attending camp.
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