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Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp
Otterbein University, Westerville, OH: Sat., 6/4/16 Frank Solich - guest speaker
Lafayette College, Easton, PA: Sun., 6/5/16 James Franklin - guest speaker
Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp is a one-day instructional clinic held in both Pennsylvania and Ohio that is taught by volunteer college coaches from across the country and all divisions. It is the largest one-day camp in the country, with over 325 college coaches donating their time and talents.
The player to coach ratio is better than 8:1. Players are grouped by position and class year, and alternate between offensive and defensive drills and skills throughout the day. Players may also elect to work with the kicking specialist coaches for the day, or alternate between kicking and another position.
The camp is not a combine – there is no height/weight measurements, no timed run, etc. It is an opportunity to learn, improve skills, showcase talents, experience being coached by college coaches and be exposed to the opportunities to continue one’s career as a student athlete at the college level. ALL proceeds from the camp benefit pediatric brain tumor research and cancer services.
Please see the links to the right to view the coaching list, schedule for the day, travel info and other pertinent information from the 2015 camps.
Players who are CURRENTLY in 8th through 12th grade are eligible to attend each year.
This reflects a change in the NCAA camp eligibility rules, allowing student athletes who are currently in 12th grade to participate.
Parents and high school coaches are welcome to attend the camp to observe for the day, and to bring items such as camp chairs, sun shelter, coolers, etc. to make themselves comfortable for the day. Grills (propane/charcoal) are not permitted at Metzgar Athletic Complex.
Registration fees are not refundable. If you register, and then cannot attend, your registration fee can be claimed as a tax deductible donation to Lauren's First and Goal Foundation as per IRS guidelines.
Camp is open to any and all participants.
- 2016 OH Camp Important Reminders61.16 K | 3/2/2016
- 2016 PA Camp Important Reminders80.2 K | 5/14/2016
Football Camp 2016 Registration
*Online registration will close on Tuesday, May 31 at 5 pm. Walk ups will be accepted in OH, but you will be required to have a completed and signed registration form and $40 cash only registration fee with you when you check in. We will make a determination as to whether or not walk ons will be accepted in PA on 5/31. If we reach capacity by 5/31, we will not accept any walk ups. Please pre register if you want to guarantee your spot. DO NOT mail any registration forms at this late date. Register online.*
- 2016 LFG OH walk up registration form754.45 K | 5/22/2016
- 2016 LFG PA walk up registration form593.93 K | 5/22/2016
Sport Psychology Workshops at PA Camp
New York Giants consultants, Dr. Mark Weiner and Dr. Eric Simmons, have graciously volunteered to conduct workshops on sport psychology at the Pennsylvania camp again this year. Parents, coaches and spectators are welcome to attend the sessions, free of charge.
The morning session is 10:45-11:45, and the afternoon session is 1:15-2:15, at the Kamine Pavilion.
Dr. Mark Weiner and Dr. Eric Simmons have collaborated for over a decade in their work with the New York Giants, a range of athletes at different developmental levels, and organizations including sports teams, schools, and businesses. This is their eigth year of involvement with Lauren's First and Goal.
Mark's office is located in Metuchen, N.J. and he can be reached at 908-432-2547 or MarkWeinerPsyD@gmail.com. Eric lives and works in Easton, Pa. and he can be reached at 908-494-8172 or www.ProfessionalSportsConsultants.com.
Schutt is proud to be a sponsor of Lauren’s First and Goal football camp. Visit Schutt’s website to order your personalized helmet!
LFG Skills & Drills Manual
Football coaches everywhere will benefit from the same techniques used by top college and professional teams that are featured in the Manual of Football Drills and Skills, released by Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation in May 2011.
Manual of Football Drills and Skills is designed to provide coaching ideas from the best in the profession while increasing awareness of pediatric brain tumors and raising funds to help find a cure. All of the material, including drills for game-management, strength and conditioning, offense, defense and special teams, was contributed by more than 130 volunteer coaches from Division I, II and III and the professional ranks.
- 2016 LFG PA walk up registration form
- 2016 PA Camp Important Reminders