NFL-Endorsed Offense-Defense Camp to Be Held at UTHSC

UTHSC will host an Offense-Defense (O-D) camp which will take place on June 10-13. Endorsed by the National Football League (NFL), the camp is geared towards high school students and youth ages 7 to 14.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host an Offense-Defense (O-D) camp which will take place on June 10-13. Endorsed by the National Football League (NFL), the camp is geared towards high school students and youth ages 7 to 14. For high school students, the focus will be on upper thump tempos, college placement, video training, player-ranking systems, and position-specific evaluation. Younger participants will focus on full contact, superior instruction, video feedback, and technical evaluation.

Offense-Defense camps have the most college scout representation of any football camps in the world. These camps use actual NFL coaches and players as coaching staff. In fact, O-D events have employed 30 of the current 32 NFL head coaches for the camps.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for both the campus and community to have O-D football come to Memphis,” says Frank Harrison, director of Campus Recreation at UTHSC. “With a track record of proven performance and placement for high school students, NFL coaches and players giving instruction, and the national exposure for the campers, this is truly an experience that can benefit the entire community.”

Participating campers will be placed in a group with others according to age, size, experience and personality (aggressiveness). Resident NFL and college coaches will lead the campers through instruction of basic techniques and fundamental skills during progressive contact sessions. As the week advances, controlled contact and age-specific scrimmages are introduced, culminating in a full-contact “Super Bowl” at the end of the camp. Past participants include Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals, and newcomer Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. For more information, call Milow Weems at (843)-903-1888 or visit http://www.o-d.com/camps/locations/Memphis .

Those who wish to participate in the camp have options of joining in day, extended day or overnight camps with fees of, $499, $695, and $795, respectively. Group rates at discounted prices are also available.

The Offense-Defense Camps are the largest full-contact youth football camps in the country. For the last 43 years, the O-D camp has been committed to providing youth football players with the ultimate instructional football camp. In addition to the fundamentally sound football instruction campers receive at Offense-Defense, the initiative provides campers with skills needed to succeed in life. Offense-Defense provides an environment that fosters such skills as teamwork, discipline, responsibility, respect, family values, and hard work. For more information, visit www.o-d.com.