Arkansas Tech Football announces 2011 summer camp dates

From Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University has announced that it will be conducting five football camps on the Tech campus this summer, according to Wonder Boys Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Steve Mullins.

The camps that will be offered are two sessions of its Youth Day Camp, along with a Team Camp, a Senior Skills Camp, a Passing Skills Camp, and its 14th Annual Lineman Only camp.

Tech's first camp will be the first of its two Youth Day Camps that will be held from June 6-8. The camp is open to anyone between the ages of 6-12 and will run from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. each day. The cost of the camp is $75 per person and includes a t-shirt. Registration for the camp begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 6 in Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field on the Tech campus. The second session of the youth day camp will be held from July 11-13 and that camp will also cost $75 and run from 8:30-12 p.m. each day.

Following the Youth Day Camp is Tech's Senior Skills Camp, which will be held on June 11. This camp will provide testing and evaluation of football skills to college eligible seniors (2012 graduating class) and will be monitored by Tech's football staff. The camp will run from 9 a.m-3 p.m. with check-in beginning at 8:30. The cost of the Senior Skills Camp is $60 and lunch is included in the price.

The next camp will be a 7-on-7 Tournament for high school teams. The camp is scheduled for June 16 and will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Hull Building, which is adjacent to Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field. The 7-on-7 tournament will consist of a round robin bracket in the morning and seeded single elimination play in the afternoon. Each team will be guaranteed 3 games in the morning and a minimum of 1 game in the afternoon. Participants must wear a helmet and a mouthpiece that they must provide. The fields will be officiated by Tech staff with the first and second place teams at the tournament being awarded championship t-shirts.

Following the 7-on-7 Tournament, Tech will hold a Team Camp on June 17 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The camp is scheduled to begin with check-in at 7:30 a.m. on June 17 at the Hull Building. The cost of the camp is $250 per team and that includes lunch and a camp t-shirt for each student-athlete. Teams that attend this camp will receive valuable live repetitions against other schools and systems. The camp will focus on several phases of practice, including inside drill, 1-on-1's, skeleton drills and scrimmages. Drills will take place on Tech's practice fields and be supervised by Tech's football staff. Full pads, helmets and mouthpieces must be worn and provided by each camper. Additionally, each camper must be covered by school or personal insurance.

Tech's final camp of the summer is its 14th-Annual Lineman Camp, which includes offensive and defensive linemen, in addition to linebackers, safeties and tight ends. The Lineman Camp will be held from June 26-29 and is open to kids in grades 7-12. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on June 26 at the Hull Building. The cost of the camp is $250 for overnight campers and $200 for commuter campers. The overnight campers will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Lineman Camp is designed for campers to develop fundamental skills which enable tight ends, linebackers, offensive and defensive linemen to be successful. Among some of the things that will be taught are 2 and 3-point stances, drive and zone blocking for offensive linemen, pulling and trapping and 3 and 5-step pass pro techniques on offense, along with drive, reach, down and trap block reaction and pass rush techniques on defense. Shoulder pads, helmets and mouthpieces must be worn and provided by each camper.

For more information on any of these football camps, please call the Tech Football Office at (479) 968-0245 or contact Tech Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator Dean Norsworthy at 479-968-0351 or e-mail Coach Norsworthy at