Grambling State University will host the third annual Rod Broadway Football Camp, June 13-18. The aim of the camp is to provide the players with the finest football instruction possible in all phases of the game.The camp will provide football players from ages four to 17 the opportunity to learn and improve their basic fundamentals of the game. Players will be divided into groups according to age, position, and ability.
With a coach assigned to each group, players can increase their individual skills for each aspect of their position. Exercises that gain flexibility and strength will also be included. For safety and caution reasons, all activities will remain non-contact.
The campers will have a choice to live on campus in Grambling State’s air conditioned facilities, or remain a day-camper and leave everyday after exercises and activities. The day-campers must report at 8 a.m. and will need to be picked up everyday at 6 p.m.
The Eddie Robinson stadium and the GSU football practice fields are used for the exercises scheduled for the camp.
Players are expected to bring rubber-cleated shoes, tennis shoes, gym towels, ,twin sheets, pillow case, and personal neccessities for the camp. For other activities, they could also bring casual wear and spending money.
The cost is $280 for resident campers and $210 for day campers, with a $50 deposit due at application submission for each camper. The price includes five days of camp, room and board (resident campers), two t-shirts, three meals a day, recreational games (including swimming), weight training, instruction, photos, and an awards program.
“There will be enrichment every night at 7 p.m., where the campers have the opportunity to hear and share experiences,” said Coach Shawn Gibbs, camp coordinator.
Players in attendance at the camp benefit from its diversity and the interaction with players from different origins and backgrounds.
“We have a large group of players from Alaska that attend every year,” said Coach Gibbs, which emphasizes how strong the diversity can be. Not only is it beneficial for the players, but for the coaches as well.
“We can use this as a huge recruiting tool, giving us the chance to see players and remain in contact.”
For more information please contact Coach Shawn Gibbs at (318) 274-2424 or 6539.