This camp is in its 45th year, and while it started as a camp for just QBs and WRs, it now hosts every position in football. With all of these positions represented, the players are able to participate in very competitive 1on1 and 7on7 competitions. In addition, LBs, TEs, and RBs compete against each other in an inside drill to develop their blocking techniques, LB run reads, and ball carrying techniques. Although there is considerable upper body contact in these competitions, no one is taken to the ground, and player safety is emphasized in all competitions. For the linemen, practice “opportunities” consist of heavy individual technique, with time for 1on1 pass blocking/rushing, and run/pass combo competitions as well.
“Opportunities” are spread over 3 days on DePauw University’s campus. Players are housed in college dorms and are fed in the campus dining facility.
All players are in helmets and shoulder pads for their protection, and contact is minimal above the waist. HS players from Ohio and Michigan are not required to bring shoulder pads as their state rules prohibit the use of shoulder pads in the summer camps.
The coaching staffs are composed of college and high school coaches, and the ratio of coach-to-player never exceeds 10 to 1. The purpose of this camp is to help football players to improve their techniques and to build their confidence in a very intense and educationally rewarding experience.
Linebacker (Inside & Outside)