Athletes at our events play the game the way it is meant to be played - full speed and full-contact. This accomplishes multiple goals at the same time. First and foremost, campers get a better instructional experience learning by doing. We work with our athletes during this process to make sure that as contact is introduced, they are well-equipped to not only deliver tackles and hits in a safe manner, but to receive them safely as well.
The proprietary Offense-Defense Ranking system is applied to all campers, regardless of age. A camper receives their ranking based on the evaluation of their coaches at their position and relative to their peers in their age group. This enables young athletes and parents the ability to quickly assess where they stand in regard to other players their age. The system recognizes excellence and encourages improvement - two important motivators that assist athletes in taking the next step in their development.
Experienced high school, collegiate, and top-level coaches perform all instruction and evaluation, sowing the seeds of exposure at this stage. Further, a good evaluation from the coaching staff may result in an invitation to play at Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Week, lifting athlete exposure and recognition to even greater heights.
Offensive Line - Fundamentals and Techniques of Pass Protection and Run Blocking
The unsung heroes without which no first downs are made nor touchdowns scored. Opens holes and keeps quarterbacks clean.
Running Backs - Recognition of Running Lanes, Blocking, Pass Receiving Drills, and Ball Carrying
Picks up the tough yards on the ground, challenging linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs alike as they break for daylight with a nose for the endzone.
Wide Receivers - Route Running, Pass Catching, Down Field Blocking Skills, and Footwork Off Release
The Ferraris of the field. These burners run routes short and deep for the Quarterback to find for big gains through the air.
Quarterbacks - Passing Mechanics, 3-5-7 Step Drops, Sprint Out, Boot and Pass Progression
The position that needs no introduction. The entire offense flows through here, where handoffs get made and touchdown passes are thrown.
Tight Ends - Run and Pass Blocking, Pass Catching, and Route Running
Masters of all on offense, these hybrids share duties of both offensive linemen and wide receivers - blocking on running and passing plays some downs and getting open for passes on others.
Defensive Backs - Zone and Man Techniques, Press and Bail Coverage Techniques, Tackling, and Ball Skills
The last line of defense, DBs often find themselves tasked with hindering and covering explosive wide receivers and intercepting passes when possible. Plays that make it to the secondary will also find Defensive Backs throwing their weight into timely tackles.
Linebackers - Keys, Reads, Pursuit and Fundamentals of Tackling, and Block Shedding
Often the generals of the defense, linebackers are positioned in the middle of the defensive formation and can find themselves blitzing, bringing down runners, and covering receivers.
Defensive Line - Get Offs, Line Slants, Rush Techniques, Pursuit and Fundamentals of Tackling, and Block Shedding
The literal first line of defense. These rock-solid athletes engage the offensive line while also looming as a threat to bring down the running backs and quarterback for a loss.