The Youngstown State football coaching staff is accepting individual applications for their summer camps which start in June. For more information or for brochures, contact the YSU football office at (330) 941-3478. Campers can register directly online at www.penguinsfootballcamps.com
Youngstown State will offer a variety of camps as a chance for area players to learn as well as showcase their talents to the new staff. YSU is offering three specialty camps, five one-day all-position camps and one youth camp this summer.
The specialty camps are the O-Line/D-Line Skills Day on Saturday, June 2, QB/WR/TE Skills Camp on Monday, June 11 and the McFadden/Wilkins Kicking Camp on Monday, June 18. The one-day All-Position Camps will be held the afternoon's of June 4-8 and a special all-day Youth Football Camp is set for Saturday, June 9. All camps will be held at Stambaugh Stadium on the YSU campus.
The 15th Annual O-Line/D-Line Skills Camp will help teach fundamentals and is a great chance for entire units to install offensive and defensive strategies for the fall. The cost of the Skills Day is $40 per participant and is for students entering grades 9-12. Coaches who bring eight-or-more linemen will have the opportunity to be asked to help with the instruction of their campers. The camp starts at 9 a.m. with dismissal at three o'clock in the afternoon.
The QB/WR/TE Skills Camp is intended be a unique opportunity for those three positions to be taught by the YSU staff with the emphasis on individual improvement. The all-day camp (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) features on-field drills and film sessions with the Penguins' staff. Quarterbacks should bring a football with the their name written on the ball. The cost of this camp is $50 and it is a great chance for grades 9-12 to enhance their skills.
The McFadden/Wilkins Kicking Camp is set for Monday, June 18. Former YSU and NFL placekickers Paul McFadden and Jeff Wilkins will work with punters, placekickers and long snappers to improve all facets of their game. The cost is $50 per camper and is open to students in grades 9-12. The camp is slated to run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The single-day All-Position Camps are designed to offer instruction and allow the YSU coaching staff an opportunity to access your skill set. The fast-paced two-hour camp (4-6 p.m.) is being held daily from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 for only $30. Coaches will work closely with each participant offering them a chance to experience what a YSU practice is really like. Campers may attend more than one workout if they wish.
The Youth Football Camp is for children ages 8-13 and will be held Saturday, June 9. The all-day camp (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is $45 and will teach young football players offensive and defensive drills and skills to go along with two 30-minute sessions of "Penguin Ball". Lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is June 8. No walkups will be accepted.
In July, the Penguins' staff will hold a two-day 7-on-7 Passing Camp that will allow teams to utilize the WATTS and Stambaugh Stadium for some key preseason preparation. The camp will be on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 and run throughout the day. Each participating team is guaranteed six games during the camp. The cost is $175 for one team or a combo-package of $275 for two teams from the same school or for schools to compete on both days are also available (15 players and three coaches per team are allowed, however additional players can be added for $10 each). It's a great chance for first-team and second-team units to work on chemistry and timing just prior to beginning fall camp. The cost also includes lunch for all participants and coaches.
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