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Iowa National Guard & NFL to Host Football Camps

The Iowa National Guard, in conjunction with the National Football League, is hosting three High School Player Development (HSPD) football camps in Iowa during the month of June. The camps are completely free to all Iowa high school football players (grades 9-12). Enrollment is limited to the first 200 applicants per camp, first-come, first-served.

 

The two-day seminars, staffed by high school coaches, will be conducted as follows (accommodations and coaches’ contact information in parentheses):

 

-Waverly: June 5-6 (day camp-lunch provided-Coach Tom Nuss, phone 319-239-2664)

 

-Sioux City: June 5-6 (day camp-lunch provided-Coach Trever Case, phone 712-251-9873)

 

-Des Moines: June 28-29 (overnight camp-lodging and meals provided-Coach Greg Schoon, phone 515-240-7847). Note that members of the Iowa Barnstormers will also assist with the Des Moines camp

 

The camps are FREE to all Iowa high school football players. All participants receive football skills instruction, character development, and free Nike gear. Iowa high school coaches are also invited to attend and bring their players. To register for the camp contact Greg Schoon at 515-240-7847 or by email at greg.schoon@dmschools.org . You can also find more information at www.nflhspd.com .

 

The High School Player Development program emphasizes safety and concussion awareness, character development, life skills, football fundamentals, and character development. Topics for discussion at the camps will include Center for Disease Control Player Safety and Concussion Awareness, NCAA Initial Eligibility Requirements, Time Management, Social Media and Bullying.

 

For questions concerning the operations, training, and activities of the Iowa Army and Air National Guard, please contact Col. Greg Hapgood, Iowa National Guard Public Affairs Officer, at (515) 252-4582 (office), (515) 971-6385 or by email at gregory.o.hapgood.mil@mail.mil . You may also contact Master Sgt. Duff E. McFadden at (515) 252-4666 (office), (515) 480-7647 (cell), or by e-mail at duff.e.mcfadden.mil@mail.mil.
 
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