No this is not full contact, but it is not flag football either. Campers will be taught proper tackling techniques using tackling bags. It is not designed at this level of instruction for tackling others to the ground.
My child doesn't know anything about football, will they be okay?
Perfect!! We are all about teaching the game, not just playing the game. They will learn about all the positions and where they are on the field. Maybe we'll find our next coach!
How are the camps and clinics set up?
The camp will be run in "station style" format. Depending on number of kids, we will set up 5 or 6 stations, each teaching a different skill set. For example, there may be a station for Linemen, Receivers, Running Backs. For camps we have a Team station tying it all together. Each station will be about 10-15 minutes long, so as to keep kid's interest. Participants are grouped by age size and experience. This way we can run camp for 7 and 8 year olds who have never played and a 13 year old with experience, at same time.
I am worried about injury, football seems rough.
Most injuries occur in youth football due to improper technique. We emphasize fundamentals and technique to minimize injury. Because there is no full contact, injuries should be minimal. We also have a staff members that are trained and certified on First Aid.
What will they need for camp?
Cleats are recommended but not required, and shorts or sweats. Keep in mind we are outside all day. We provide camp t-shirts, and water is available ,however we do recommend you bring a water bottle and for 4 hour camps a light snack.
Do they have to wear camp t-shirt everyday?
Yes, it helps us identify our campers. We provide one and you can buy additional ones for $10.
Is before/after hour care provided?
Depends on facility we are using. The Bladium camps run 9am -1pm and before and after hours care is available through Bladium. You will need to contact them directly for details. We will ensure your child is safely transitioned from EBAY-FA to Bladium. At Bishop O'Dowd and Moreau no additional care is available outside of camp times.
What time can I drop off in the morning?
Typically camps start at 9:00am so anytime after 8:45am is okay so we can get everyone settled in and start. Every child must be signed in and out by parent/guardian.
Do you offer private training sessions?
Yes, we offer private sessions for general skills training and position specific for skilled positions. Go to link Private Training for more info
How do I sign up?
Go to Registration page and fill out info and pay your fee online. We ask that you printout and sign waiver of liability and emergency contact form to provide to camp staff on the first day.
Do you have a scholarship program or financial aid available?
Yes we do. We want to make this available to as many kids as possible. Just go to Registration link to sign up for a session. Then go to Contact Staff link on the left and email as to how much financial assistance is needed. Someone will respond within 24 hours.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Payment is required at the time of registration to secure a space at any camp or clinic. If you request cancellation of your enrollment more than 14 days prior to your session start date, we will happily refund all paid fees, less a $50 non-refundable deposit. Funds will be refunded on start date of camp. Refund requests less than 14 days before the session start date will not be granted; however, your registration is transferable to another child or different session.