K-State youth football camps kick off in June

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State head football coach Ron Prince and the Wildcats’ coaching staff will host several youth football camps in late June.

The action gets underway on Saturday, June 23, with a 7-on-7 passing tournament specifically designed for high school teams. The registration fee for the tournament is $250 per team. A one-day youth camp for players in grades 1-8 follows on June 24. The fee for enrolling in the youth camp is $40 and players will be instructed in three different age categories: grades 1-3; grades 4-6; and grades 7-8.

The multi-day Ron Prince Football Camp for high school age players runs from June 24-27 and is the final camp offered. The Ron Prince Football Camp features intensive instruction from the entire coaching staff as well as some of the state’s leading high school coaches. Campers will be placed in groups based upon age and ability and will receive individual coaching on the fundamentals and techniques of their positions. Small group work and competitive games will also be included in the camp.

Both a resident plan, which entitles campers to on-campus housing for the duration of the Ron Prince Football Camp, and a commuter plan are available. The resident plan includes room, board and all meals at a cost of $285. The commuter plan includes a daily lunch and runs $225. Check-in for all campers is on the east side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, located on Campbell Avenue, between noon and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.

The Kansas State football program is also offering three camps for youths interested in exploring support staff careers in the fields of athletic training, video and equipment management. All three camps will run in conjunction with the Ron Prince Football Camps.

The athletic trainers camp runs from June 23-25 and will provide participants with the opportunity to work in a collegiate athletic training room under the direction of professionals who possess extensive experience with a variety of sports. Some of the topics covered in the camp include taping techniques, methods of evaluating and rehabilitation programs.

K-State’s video camp will also take place from June 23-25. The three-day session will provide campers with the opportunity to spend quality time with the Wildcats Video Department. Run by former National Video Coordinator of the Year Scott Eilert and his staff, K-State’s video camp will provide attendees with hands-on experience using professional video equipment. Students will learn techniques of both "broadcasting" and "coaching" video acquisition and editing.

K-State’s equipment managers camp will be offered in two sessions, June 23-24 and June 26-27. During the camp, students will learn proper fitting techniques for helmets and shoulder pads, equipment repair and helpful information regarding laundry equipment and storage. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn about preparing a team for road games, field set up for practice and games, and student-athlete safety.

Like the Ron Prince Football Camp, both the athletic trainers camp and the video camp offer both residential and commuter plans. The residential plan, which includes on-campus housing and meals, is priced at $215. The registration fee for the commuter plan is $170.

The registration fee for the equipment managers camp is priced at $150 per session.

More information and on-line registration materials each Kansas State’s 2007 football camps are available on the football page of www.k-statesports.com under the camps link. Questions regarding any of the camps should be directed to John Colbert in the K-State football office at 785-532-5876.

2007 KANSAS STATE FOOTBALL CAMPS

 DATE(S) CAMP GRADES CHECK-IN COST
  June 23 7-on-7 Tournament 9-12 8 a.m. $250/Team
  June 24 Youth Camp 1-3 8 a.m. $40
  June 24 Youth Camp 4-6 8 a.m. $40
  June 24 Youth Camp 7-8 8 a.m. $40
  June 24-27 Ron Prince Football Camp 9-12 11 a.m. $285 Resident Camper
  June 24-27 Ron Prince Football Camp 9-12 11 a.m. $225 Day Camper