Youth Football Camps (Grades 1-8)

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.

Youth Football Camps

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.

Position-Specific Instruction

O-D Bowl Alumni Bobby Massie
Bobby Massie
2008 O-D Alum

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.

O-D Bowl Alumni Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah
2011 O-D Alum

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.

O-D Bowl Alumni Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant
2007 O-D Alum

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.

O-D Bowl Alumni Cam Newton
Cam Newton
2007 O-D Alum

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.

O-D Bowl Alumni Ray Hamilton
Ray Hamilton
2011 O-D Alum

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.

O-D Bowl Alumni Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas
2007 O-D Alum

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.

O-D Bowl Alumni McClain
Rolando McClain
2007 O-D Alum

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.

O-D Bowl Alumni Carlos Dunlap
Carlos Dunlap
2007 O-D Alum

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.