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NFL’s HSPD Camp Scheduled in Burley

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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:34 pm

More than 30,000 high school football players will focus on character development, life skills and on-field techniques from May-August as part of the NFL High School Player Development (HSPD) program which is presented by the National Guard through the NFL Youth Football Fund.

The character development and life skills portion of the week often features guest speakers and discussions on life after high school.  Students also will take part in a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) session about player safety, including concussion treatment and management.

Each participant receives an HSPD Student Planner, NCAA initial eligibility requirements, and time management instruction.

On-field components of the HSPD program include fundamental skill development by position, reviews, and individual competitions. As part of on-field training, players focus on both an offensive and defensive position, and eventually apply their newly-learned fundamentals to live drills. Participants have access to innovative teaching and drills developed by leading NCAA coaches.  The 2011 Instructional DVD and Practice Plan has been produced by the University of Alabama.

In addition, HSPD kits will be sent to high school football coaches nationwide this year, impacting more than one million high school football players.

The HSPD site for the Burley area will be at the Samuel M. Skaggs Event Center behind Burley High School from 4:30 – 7:00 PM, May 16 - May 19. This camp is for those who will be freshmen next year What’s Needed:  Physical, Waiver, Participant Form (Contact Jeff) Deadline:  Start of Camp, May 16. Contact Jeff Hawker at 219.4757 or JeffHawker1@gmail.com

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